Definition of pragmatics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//præɡˈmætɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//præɡˈmætɪks//
[uncountable] (linguistics) Grammar
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the study of the way in which language is used to express what somebody really means in particular situations, especially when the actual words used may appear to mean something different See related entries: Grammar
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pragmatics