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  Definition of realism
  1. the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
  2. (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
  3. (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical object continue to exist when not perceived
  4. an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
  5. the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
Similar Words: pragmatism, Platonism, naive realism, naturalism, reality, realness

 

Hyponyms: fact

 

Attributes: real, existent, unreal

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: реализъм   Catalan: realisme  
Chinese: 现实主义   Croatian: realizam  
Danish: Realismen   Dutch: realisme  
Esperanto: realismo   French: réalisme  
German: Realismus   Hebrew: ריאליזם  
Ido: realismo   Italian: realismo  
Japanese: 現実主義   Norwegian: realisme  
Portuguese: realismo   Romanian: realism  
Spanish: realismo   Swedish: realism  
Turkish: Gerçekçilik  
 
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