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pragmatic

adjective uk   /præɡˈmæt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/
C2 solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas, or rules: In business, the pragmatic approach to problems is often more successful than an idealistic one.
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