pragmatics: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prag-mat'iks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- the branch of semiotics dealing with the causal and other relations between words, expressions, or symbols and their users.
- the analysis of language in terms of the situational context within which utterances are made, including the knowledge and beliefs of the speaker and the relation between speaker and listener.
- practical considerations.
- pragmatics (Thesaurus)