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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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As a pragmatical solution to this problem the employment of an averaged Q-table for a finite amount of repetitions of the same task is proposed.
This pragmatical approach to reproduce the theoretical computation of an optimal policy failed to outperform a regular RL-algorithm in approximately one half of the tested tasks.
During my tenure at the Brazilian National War College from 1986 through 1992, I developed a theory called pragmatical analysis.
Let us see how pragmatical analysis can enlighten our discussion.
Pragmatical analysis is based on tenets that derive from pragmatism--the philosophical doctrine founded by American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, whose views favor actions' outcomes as the source of meaning to actions and establish intersubjective communication as a choice means for controlling the objectivity of any perception.
Vettori's aim, as pragmatical and unsophisticated as it appears at first sight, touches on the common denominator, if not a definition, of most travel narratives.
The normally pragmatical Saunders was so convinced the club was spellbound by the curse that he made all his players colour the soles of their boots red with special paint from Romania.
On the other hand, it claims a deep critical activity within the legal field through either a theoretical or a pragmatical approach.
This is a Machiavellian concept of religion as a social and pragmatical necessity, and its mystical overtones are the means by which it is imposed on an ignorant populace.
Only training directed toward the solution of pragmatical problems will bring us a rewarding future.
The aim of the editor, Richard Schantz, who teaches at the University of Siegen, is to provide an assessment of rive competing answers: truth is correspondence, truth is coherence, truth is pragmatical utility, truth is a primitive unanalyzable property, and truth is disquotation.