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(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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(103.) "Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Budapest: The Relation Between Hungary and Russia Is Good and Pragmatical," Visegrad Post, May 27, 2016,
As a pragmatical solution to this problem the employment of an averaged Q-table for a finite amount of repetitions of the same task is proposed.
On the contrary, a learner who wants to buy something in a shop will probably be able to do it even if he only knows some words, such as bread, even if he is unable to build a sentence or even if he ignores the pragmatical issues that are involved in a commercial exchange.
In pragmatical terms, empirically separable coping tendencies may imply that it should be possible to study their effects separately.
This category will record mistakes of a pragmatical nature.
Those questions are still fresh: in our own response to radical Islam we are left with the dilemma suggested by the final confrontation between Avner and his pragmatical case officer, Ephraim:
He was no less critical of capitalist society as alienating and dehumanizing, the pragmatical and utilitarian approach of which, he claimed, contained "the real source of atheism and spiritual bankruptcy." In a "bourgeois age of technical civilization" he foresaw the power of technology reaching "the limits of the objectification of human existence."
Fortunately, the parameter still can be used for pragmatical comparing the formulations with only the difference in the lubricant type and content because the quantity is derived from the viscometry data on the limited range of die diameters of 1.0-2.5 mm, which is not much smaller than either the size of breaker plate openings or die gaps in commercial extrusion.
Infrastructures also represent an effective approach to the general problem of formalisability of complex systems, which may come either for pragmatical or theoretical issues.
"Reflective" history includes what Hegel calls "Universal History," "Pragmatical History," and "Critical History." "Universal History" covers large swaths of historical time and includes a great number of events, not all of which are covered in detail.
da Rocha presents a Brazilian perspective of the relationship between pragmatical analysis and effects-based operations (EBO), showing how the former encompasses the latter's typical features and provides insights into some aspects of EBO.