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pragmatic

adjective clear-thinking, expedient, matter-of-fact, practical, rational, realistic, reasonable, sensible, serviceable, sound, straight-thinking, unidealistic, unromantic, unsentimental, useful, utilitarian
See also: constructive, effective, efficient, functional, realistic
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If one of the purposes of developing SL pragmatic competence is to appear pragmatically appropriate to NSs, perhaps the criteria of what is pragmatically appropriate should come from potential interlocutors with whom learners may interact, rather than from the researchers whose rating criteria are grounded in theories and, arguably, NS norms.
Participants read through short vignettes and determined whether sentences containing certain key phrases like gradable adjectives, cardinals, quantifiers, were literally still true even in contexts that favoured a more natural, pragmatic interpretation.
Scott White, CEO of PragmatIC Printing, said: "We are hugely excited at taking this next tangible step towards commercial deployment.
There have been no previous studies of pragmatic impairment in writing centers.
I propose a compromise between those who would place a clear boundary between semantics and pragmatics, and those who view meaning construction in general as a dynamic process which is in some sense pragmatic from start to finish.
But Jordan's main point is that Pascal's Wager, the Jamesian Wager, and pragmatic arguments in general, all presuppose a distinction between having reasons to think a certain proposition is true, and having reasons to induce belief in that proposition.
It is, again being pragmatic, in the wrong position to gain effectively from London-centric parochial policies.
Revenues doubled in both 2005 and 2006, as Pragmatic has racked up an armful of industry awards, including the coveted Testers Choice Award last year.
This article aims to clarify the reader's understanding of pragmatic and explanatory RCTs.
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The Pragmatic Protocol (Prutting & Kirchner, 1983), for example, examines communication from an entirely different perspective.
Pragmatic Issues I: Globalization and Techno-Scientific Creativity in the Islamic World