Noun


1. realism, pragmatism, practicality

usage: the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth

2. reality, realness, realism, actuality

usage: the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"

3. realism, naive realism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

usage: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived

4. naturalism, realism, artistic movement, art movement

usage: an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description

5. Platonism, realism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

usage: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names

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