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pragmatic

[pragmat′ik]
pertaining to a belief that ideas are valuable only in terms of their consequences.

pragmatism

(prăg′mă-tĭzm) [Gr. pragma, a thing done, + -ismos, condition]
The belief that the practical application of a principle should be the determining factor in decision making.
pragmatic (prăg-măt′ĭk), adjective
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