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pragmatic
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
concerned with practical matters — especially where quick results and/or practical experience triumph over theory
  • And what Harry Truman said, really, was nothing different from the practical, pragmatic attitude of any laboratory scientist or any engineer or any mechanic when he's not thinking "objectively" in the course of his daily work.
    Part 3 (69% in)
pragmatic = concerned with practical matters
  • His second phase, the metaphysical one, was tenuous and speculative, but this first phase, in which he simply taught rhetoric, was by all accounts solid and pragmatic and probably deserves to be judged on its own merits, independently of the second phase.
    Part 3 (2% in)

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