Prag·ma·tism n. The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method.
The narration of this apparently trifling circumstance belongs to the pragmatism of the history. --A. Murphy.
n 1: (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are
the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
2: the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring
practicality and literal truth [syn: realism]