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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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Companies are now pragmatically adopting these new technologies to improve the bottom line of their environmental projects," added Duplancic.
The joint solution is designed to enable companies to pragmatically adopt enterprise service-oriented architectures (SOAs):
We will try to pragmatically build upon our traditional trade relations.
The Government should generously and pragmatically grant an amnesty to those current applicants still waiting decisions or currently unable to be returned to their counties of origin.
ICewould view this request pragmatically in as much as the 'racers' will probably continue to race on public roads anyway if no alternate facility is provided for them.
It is a subject which should be considered pragmatically like culling of badgers if it was the only way to protect cattle from bovine TB.
NNA - Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, stressed the dire need for the election of the president of the republic, saying the Country cannot survive constitutionally and pragmatically without a president.
I have come to accept our new reality as pragmatically as I can, and understand that even if traffic lights are installed, heavy traffic on 117 will be the norm for the foreseeable future.
But while the movement itself is broad, both ideologically and pragmatically, its history has not received a thorough treatment until now.
11,21] Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, National Health Minister, has pragmatically intervened in the long-standing and seemingly intractable dispute between vital role players at Gauteng's ailing academic hospitals.
William is a beguiling character, using a different name each day depending on his mood and pragmatically working through the problems life brings.
Reiterating that India has to look at China pragmatically because of the wide gap in the capabilities between the two countries, the governor said there is still huge scope for development intiatives