[ prag-mat-uh-siz-uhm ]

  1. the pragmatist philosophy of C. S. Peirce, chiefly a theory of meaning: so called by him to distinguish it from the pragmatism of William James.

Origin of pragmaticism

First recorded in 1905; pragmatic + -ism

Other words from pragmaticism

  • an·ti·prag·mat·i·cism, noun

Words Nearby pragmaticism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pragmaticism in a sentence

  • Many components of Leibniz's system, of Descartes' rationalism, and Peirce's pragmaticism can be mentioned.