pragmatics

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

Definition of pragmatics

  1. 1 :  a branch of semiotics that deals with the relation between signs or linguistic expressions and their users

  2. 2 :  a branch of linguistics that is concerned with the relationship of sentences to the environment in which they occur

1937

First Known Use of pragmatics

1937


PRAGMATICS Defined for English Language Learners

pragmatics

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

Definition of pragmatics for English Language Learners

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


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pragmatics

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

Medical Definition of pragmatics

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


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