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pragmatic

Pronunciation: /prægˈmætɪk/

Translation of pragmatic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [person/attitude/method] pragmático 1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [use/expression] pragmático
    Example sentences
    • As I read history, most of the founders were sensible and pragmatic men rather than visionary idealists.
    • This policy was based on two pragmatic considerations, and no guerilla organisation would overlook these.
    • Thus his apparent liberality on this question rested on pragmatic considerations rather than on principle.
    Example sentences
    • On the contrary, syntax is indispensable for a pragmatic language and pragmatics is indispensable for a syntactic language.
    • This is how what linguists term pragmatic markers have arisen in languages worldwide.
    • Furthermore, they generate the same pragmatic implicatures.

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