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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


Broader (hypernym)art movement, artistic movement

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