One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Pragmatism, especially concern with the practical requirements and consequences of real situations as opposed to theory, speculation, or ideals.
2Politics. In Communism: a concentration by the worker on practical needs, especially the conduct of day-to-day work, together with a rejection or ignorance of communist theory.
Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From practice + -ism.
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