|1.||action or policy dictated by consideration of the immediate practical consequences rather than by theory or dogma|
|a. the doctrine that the content of a concept consists only in its practical applicability|
|b. See also instrumentalism the doctrine that truth consists not in correspondence with the facts but in successful coherence with experience|
pragmatism prag·ma·tism (prāg'mə-tĭz'əm)
A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.