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1    action or policy dictated by consideration of the immediate practical consequences rather than by theory or dogma  
2      (Philosophy)  
a    the doctrine that the content of a concept consists only in its practical applicability  
b    the doctrine that truth consists not in correspondence with the facts but in successful coherence with experience  
   See also       instrumentalism  
  pragmatist      n, adj  
  pragmatistic      adj  
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