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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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The 2nd South Asia - Sichuan Business Promotion Seminar is intended to be held under the theme of Investment & Trade to collect opinions from all sides to discuss more pragmatically with the leadership of Chambers and Associations from South Asian countries about all possible means to develop bilateral trade relations.
The issue considers to what extent women and couples can pursue their choices through agency, submit their preferences to the will of others or are simply acting pragmatically.
Yes, pragmatically speaking, it is just another three points at stake but it is actually SO much more than that in reality.
Summary: Morocco is resolutely and pragmatically committed to promoting the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s Mediterranean dialogue, NATO deputy secretary general Claudio Bisogniero said here on Monday.
Hazen's title character (call him Soli please) is a pragmatically adaptable foster child of fifteen who roams San Francisco in his guardian's van without a driver's license.
It said: "Scotland has taken a courageous lead in the UK by taking serious steps to address its prison crisis not only pragmatically but, most significantly, at the level of penal philosophy.
We should address economic issues with use of market mechanisms and act pragmatically and purposefully.
If the European Union wants to reduce its reliance on Russian energy then it must approach the issue pragmatically.
Instead he must treat the chance to play the division's bottom team at home far more pragmatically because Stour need league points now not in 18 months' time.
0 technologies and pragmatically safeguard against unknown threats that infect users via typical day-to-day gateways such as emails or instant messaging applications.
They include insights on making the last stages of development effective, making the most of features, using language well, considering and applying polyglot programming, doing object calisthenics, understanding the role of the iteration manager, interpreting project vital signs, taking charge of consumer-driven contracts, annotating domains, refactoring ant build fields, plotting single-click software releases, choosing agile or waterfall testing for enterprise web applications and testing performance pragmatically.
And, in case after ease, she contends, a conservative American administration, theologically and pragmatically bound to fundamentalist Christianity, plays either a direct or indirect role.