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Noun: naturalism  'na-chu-ru,li-zum
  1. (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  2. An artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    - realism

Derived forms: naturalisms

Type of: art movement, artistic movement, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

Encyclopedia: Naturalism