Definition of pragmatism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pragmatism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpræɡməˌtɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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thinking about solving problems in a practical and sensible way rather than by having fixed ideas and theories The claims were based on reason, pragmatism and common sense.
NAmE//ˈpræɡmətɪst//
 
noun The successful teacher is invariably a pragmatist and a realist.
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