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