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Meaning of neorealism

ne•o•re•al•ism

Pronunciation: (nē"ō-rē'u-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. (sometimes cap.) any of various movements in literature, art, etc., that are considered as a return to a more realistic style.
  2. a philosophy developed chiefly by 20th-century American philosophers, including Montague and Santayana, characterized by a presentationist epistemology and by the assertion of the real status of universals.
  3. a style of filming prominent in Italy after World War II, characterized by a concern for social issues and often shot on location with untrained actors. Also called
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