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pragmatism

noun [U] uk   /ˈpræɡ.mə.tɪ.zəm/ us  
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.
pragmatist
noun [C] uk   /-tɪst/ us  
She rose to power by being a political pragmatist who took advantage of every opportunity.
Translations of “pragmatism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 實用主義, 務實思想…
in Russian практичность…
in Turkish uygulamacılık, pragmatizm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 实用主义, 务实思想…
in Polish pragmatyzm…
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