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prag·ma·tism

(prag'mă-tizm),
A philosophy emphasizing practical applications and consequences of beliefs and theories, that the meaning of ideas or things is determined by the testability of the idea in real life.
[G. pragma (pragmat-), thing done]

prag·ma·tism

(prag'mă-tizm)
A philosophy emphasizing practical applications and consequences of beliefs and theories; that the meaning of ideas or things is determined by the testability of the idea in real life.
[G. pragma (pragmat-), thing done]

pragmatism

1. Action determined by the need to respond to immediate necessity or to achieve a particular practical result, rather than by established policy or dogma.
2. The philosophic principle that the truth and meaning of an idea is entirely relative to its practical outcome.
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For something to be practicable, it can be put into practice.
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This is what the PCBU should aim for but if this isn't reasonably practicable, then minimise the risk by doing one of the following:
For illustrative purposes, based on the European Income Business's AuM as at close of business on 1 April 2016 (being the last practicable date prior to the date of this announcement) of GBP 298m, the consideration would be GBP 4.47m (USD 6.31m) in cash.
reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all
This represents a value in excess of the company's initial investment of GBP 7.85m and its market capitalisation of GBP 4.15m, based on the closing share price for the company of 2.12 pence per ordinary share as at 19 March 2015 (being the latest practicable date prior to the announcement of the proposed disposal).
"A decision on whether to make the meningococcal B vaccine available in Wales will be made as soon as practicable, once these negotiations are complete."
He directed to constitute a committee for resolving problems of farmers and added that this committee should consider all aspects and submit practicable solution of the matters within next few days.
A copy of the application will, as soon as is practicable after receipt by the NWCPO be available for inspection and for purchase at the principal offices of the local authority area or areas listed above.
It believes that for the first time since the 1950s, eradication is a "practicable proposition".
The telecom regulator in its recent announcement said fully free regime is simply not practicable at this juncture.
(NASDAQ: CSBC) have announced that they currently expect to consummate their proposed merger on October 1, 2012, or as soon as practicable thereafter.