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pragmatism

noun [U]     /ˈpræɡ.mə.tɪ.zəm/
the quality of dealing with a problem in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules: The council has operated much more effectively since pragmatism replaced political dogma.Wise and sensible pragmatist     /-tɪst/ noun [C] She rose to power by being a political pragmatist who took advantage of every opportunity.Wise and sensible
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