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 ] (ART)

specialized art, literature, theatre & film paintings, films, books, etc. that try to represent life as it really is:

The director used handheld camera techniques to add to the gritty realism of the film.

(Definition of “realism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"realism" in American English

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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)