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Meaning of “realism” in the English Dictionary

"realism" in British English

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realismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈrɪə.lɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈriː.ə-/
  • realism noun [U] (THOUGHT)

a way of ​thinking and ​actingbased on ​facts and what is ​possible, ​rather than on ​hopes for things that are ​unlikely to ​happen: His ​decision not to ​expand the ​businessshows his ​down-to-earth realism.
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specialized science, social science in ​science and philosophy, the ​belief that ​objectscontinue to ​exist in the ​worldeven when no one is there to ​see them
  • realism noun [U] (ART)

specialized art, literature, theatre & film paintings, ​films, ​books, etc. that ​try to ​representlife as it really is: The ​director used ​handheldcameratechniques to ​add to the gritty realism of the ​film.
(Definition of realism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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realismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈri·əˌlɪz·əm/
a ​tendency to ​accept and ​deal with ​people and ​situations as they are literature Realism is also a ​style of writing, ​art, or ​film that ​shows things as they are in ​life.
(Definition of realism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “realism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 注重, 现实(性), 务实作风…
in Turkish gerçekcilik, realizm, gerçekleri görme…
in Russian реализм, прагматизм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 注重, 現實(性), 務實作風…
in Polish realizm…
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