pragmatically

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv pragmatically in a realistic manner "we want to build a democratic society, but we must act pragmatically"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Pragmatically In a pragmatical manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pragmatically In a pragmatic manner.
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Usage

In literature:

Antonyms: unsentimental, matter-of-fact, pragmatical.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Elizabeth was not doctrinaire in religious matters, but pragmatic.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Doubtless the pragmatism of William James.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
We like to view this whole matter in a philosophical and ultra-pragmatic way.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
It had severe pragmatic lines about the mouth, and the lips were thin and somewhat fixedly set.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Yet in one case scholasticism has proved the importance of the substance-idea by treating it pragmatically.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
It upsets the supercilious and pragmatical.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
He was a scribe and a Pharisee, a pragmatical, self-righteous, canting old scribe and Pharisee.
"My Friend Prospero" by Henry Harland
The basis of their scrutiny became at once pragmatic.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
The result has been a pragmatic approach.
"Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster" by Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers
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In news:

Despite his rhetoric, the 40th president governed pragmatically.
A Pragmatic Princeling Next In Line To Lead China.
After more than two decades as a major player in California's crime and punishment policy, the state's correctional officers union has embraced a quiet – and cheaper – pragmatism.
"Pragmatic defensive actions are prudent and non-escalatory," he said.
Will Jim DeMint's departure make room for more pragmatic leaders.
We need fresh ideas and pragmatic answers from the candidates running for US president and for Congress as we get ready to vote in the Nov 6 election.
After losing the deciding coin toss, Rowlett coach Paul Carmon was pragmatic about his team — No.
Pragmatic questions floated unheeded into my mind.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House Sunday to discuss the "fiscal cliff," while rank-and- file Republicans were stepping forward with what they say are pragmatic ideas to break the stalemate.
Indeed, this seems to be the case as far as the pragmatic costs and benefits of various functional site layouts are concerned.
I hope it is to lead your Senate colleagues to govern pragmatically, rather than ideologically.
P resident Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House Sunday to discuss the "fiscal cliff," while rank-and-file Republicans were stepping forward with what they say are pragmatic ideas to break the stalemate.
In Libya's first post-Qaddafi elections, pragmatism trumps ideology .
An eventuality that is worth pondering, because a Galaxy championship would be accomplished with a team playing remorselessly pragmatic soccer.
Behind the Lazio Smile Lies a Deliberate and Pragmatic Substance.
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In science:

The most important breakthrough for coded modulation (CM) in fading channels came in 1992, when Zehavi introduced the so-called bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) , usually referred to as a pragmatic approach for CM , .
Signal Shaping for BICM at Low SNR
Cells interpret the developmental control networks in their genome and give that genome pragmatic meaning.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Grover et al., 1993] report, diverse sentences such as He found it in the park and It was in the park that he found it are assigned identical semantic representations by the Alvey grammar, and it is common for variations such as these to be relegated to ‘pragmatic’ interpretations of invariant semantic forms.
Emphatic generation: employing the theory of semantic emphasis for text generation
Generating Natural Language under Pragmatic Constraints.
Emphatic generation: employing the theory of semantic emphasis for text generation
The Meaning of the Sentence in Its Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects.
Emphatic generation: employing the theory of semantic emphasis for text generation
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