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