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"pragmatic" in British English

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pragmaticadjective

uk   /præɡˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈmæt̬-/
C2 solvingproblems in a ​sensible way that ​suits the ​conditions that really ​exist now, ​rather than ​obeyingfixedtheories, ​ideas, or ​rules: In ​business, the pragmatic approach to ​problems is often more ​successful than an ​idealistic one.
(Definition of pragmatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pragmaticadjective

 us   /præɡˈmæt̬·ɪk/
based on ​practicaljudgmentsrather than ​principles: He made a pragmatic ​decision to ​settle the ​lawsuit because in the end it would ​cost more to ​try it in ​court.
(Definition of pragmatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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