Definition of pragmatization in US English:

pragmatization

(also pragmatisation)

noun

  • The action or process of giving practical effect to theory; the gradual transformation of a specified social phenomenon or group by pragmatic attitudes and behaviour.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Philosophical Review. From pragmatize + -ation.

Pronunciation

pragmatization

/ˌpraɡmətʌɪˈzeɪʃn/