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English noun: naturalism

1. naturalism (cognition) (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations


Broader (hypernym)philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory


Domain categoryphilosophy

2. naturalism (group) an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description


Synonymsrealism


Broader (hypernym)art movement, artistic movement









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