adjective prag·mat·ic \prag-ˈma-tik\
: dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas and theories (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pragmatic)
noun plural but singular or plural in construction prag·mat·ics \prag-ˈma-tiks\
linguistics : the study of what words mean in particular situations (merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pragmatics)
noun prag·ma·tism \ˈprag-mə-ˌti-zəm\
: a reasonable and logical way of doing things or of thinking about problems that is based on dealing with specific situations instead of on ideas and theories (merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pragmatism)
Pragmatics by definition is a term used in linguistics. But I think that people us pragmatics synonymously with pragmatism. Is that right? Are they synonyms or not? When should I use one or the other?