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- 1. naturalism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
- usage: (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
- 2. naturalism, realism, artistic movement, art movement
- usage: an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
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