Associations to the word «Realism»


REALISM, noun. A concern for fact or reality and rejection of the impractical and visionary.
REALISM, noun. An artistic representation of reality as it is.
REALISM, noun. (sciences) The viewpoint that an external reality exists independent of observation.
REALISM, noun. (philosophy) A doctrine that universals are real—they exist and are distinct from the particulars that instantiate them.

Dictionary definition

REALISM, noun. The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth.
REALISM, noun. The state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him".
REALISM, noun. (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived.
REALISM, noun. An artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description.
REALISM, noun. (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley