Meaning of pragmaticism

prag•mat•i•cism

Pronunciation: (prag-mat'u-siz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the pragmatist philosophy of C. S. Peirce, chiefly a theory of meaning: so called by him to distinguish it from the pragmatism of William James.
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