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Meaning of LITERALISM

Pronunciation:  'lituru`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
  2. [n]  a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense
 

LITERALISM is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: disposition, doctrine, inclination, ism, philosophy, school of thought, tendency

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lit"er*al*ism\, n.
1. That which accords with the letter; a mode of interpreting
   literally; adherence to the letter.

2. (Fine Arts) The tendency or disposition to represent
   objects faithfully, without abstraction,
   conventionalities, or idealization.

 

 

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