1. [ noun ] (fine art) genre of art and literature that represents events and social conditions as they actually are (without idealization)
Synonyms: pragmatism
Related terms: practicality genre
2. [ noun ] the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
Related terms: practicality
3. [ noun ] the state of being actual or real
Synonyms: reality realness

: "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"

Related terms: unreality actuality fact real unreal
4. [ noun ] (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical object continue to exist when not perceived
Synonyms: naive_realism
Related terms: philosophical_doctrine philosophy
5. [ noun ] (fine art) an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
Synonyms: naturalism
Related terms: artistic_movement
6. [ noun ] (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
Synonyms: Platonism
Related terms: philosophical_doctrine philosophy
Similar spelling:   relaxin