Realism meaning

rēə-lĭzəm
Realism is a representation of how things really are, or being practical and facing facts.

An example of realism is the rejection of mythical beings.

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A tendency to face facts and be practical rather than imaginative or visionary.
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A concern for fact or reality and rejection of the impractical and visionary.
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(sciences) The viewpoint that an external reality exists independent of observation.
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(philosophy) A doctrine that universals are real"”they exist and are distinct from the particulars that instantiate them.
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The representation in art or literature of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are, without idealization or presentation in abstract form.
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The picturing in art and literature of people and things as they really appear to be, without idealizing.
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An inclination toward literal truth and pragmatism.
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