how to pronounce pragmatic


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pragmatic is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of pragmatic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that is so pragmatic that is you know i …”

meanings of pragmatic


  1. Philosophical; dealing with causes, reasons, and effects, rather than with details and circumstances; said of literature.
  2. Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory.
  3. Interfering in the affairs of others; officious; meddlesome.


  1. A busybody.
  2. A man of business.
  3. A public decree.

pragmatic frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pragmatic occurs in english on average 3.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pragmatic can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pragmatic can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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