how to pronounce pragmatism


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pragmatism is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… on pragmatism balancing budgets without …”

meanings of pragmatism


  1. The idea that beliefs are identified with the actions of a believer, and the truth of beliefs with success of those actions in securing a believer's goals; the doctrine that ideas must be looked at in terms of their practical effects and consequences.
  2. The theory that political problems should be met with practical solutions rather than ideological ones.
  3. The pursuit of practicality over aesthetic qualities; a concentration on facts rather than emotions or ideals.
  4. The habit of interfering in other people's affairs; meddlesomeness.

pragmatism frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pragmatism occurs in english on average 1.2 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 pragmatism 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 pragmatism can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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