- lit•er•al•ism[[t]ˈlɪt ər əˌlɪz əm[/t]] n.1) adherence to the exact letter or to the literal sense, as in translation or interpretation2) exact representation or portrayal, without idealization, as in art or literature•Etymology: 1635–45 lit′er•al•ist, n. lit`er•al•is′tic, adj.
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Literalism — Lit er*al*ism (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[i^]z m), n. 1. That which accords with the letter; a mode of interpreting literally; adherence to the letter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fine Arts) The tendency or disposition to represent objects faithfully, without… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
literalism — [lit′ər əliz΄əm] n. 1. the tendency or disposition to take words, statements, etc. in their literal sense 2. thoroughgoing realism in art literalist n. literalistic adj … English World dictionary
Literalism — *Scriptural literalism in religious fundamentalism *in translation, the principle of aiming at a literal translation *Literalism (music), a late 20th century method of composing music using physical representations of elements of musical… … Wikipedia
literalism — literalist, n. literalistic, adj. literalistically, adv. /lit euhr euh liz euhm/, n. 1. adherence to the exact letter or the literal sense, as in translation or interpretation: to interpret the law with uncompromising literalism. 2. a peculiarity … Universalium
literalism — noun Date: 1644 1. adherence to the explicit substance of an idea or expression < biblical literalism > 2. fidelity to observable fact ; realism • literalist noun • literalistic adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
literalism — noun The style of art portraying a subject as literally and accurately as possible … Wiktionary
literalism — See interpretation … Islamic philosophy dictionary
literalism — noun the literal interpretation of words. Derivatives literalist noun literalistic adjective … English new terms dictionary
literalism — lit·er·al·ism … English syllables
literalism — Буквализм … Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов