pragmatics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction prag·mat·ics \ prag-ˈma-tiks \

Definition of pragmatics

1 : a branch of semiotics that deals with the relation between signs or linguistic expressions and their users
2 : a branch of linguistics that is concerned with the relationship of sentences to the environment in which they occur

First Known Use of pragmatics

1937

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PRAGMATICS Defined for English Language Learners

pragmatics

Definition of pragmatics for English Language Learners

  • linguistics : the study of what words mean in particular situations


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pragmatics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction prag·mat·ics \ prag-ˈmat-iks \

medical Definition of pragmatics

: a branch of semiotic that deals with the relation between signs or linguistic expressions and their users

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