Definitions English

  • Factual or realistic representation, especially:
  • The practice of describing precisely the actual circumstances of human life in literature.
  • The practice of reproducing subjects as precisely as possible in the visual arts.
  • A movement or school advocating such precise representation.
  • The principles and methods of such a movement or of its adherents.
  • Philosophy The system of thought holding that all phenomena can be explained in terms of natural causes and laws.
  • Theology The doctrine that all religious truths are derived from nature and natural causes and not from revelation.
  • Conduct or thought prompted by natural desires or instincts.