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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Literalism  \Lit"er*al*ism\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  accords  with  the  letter;  a  mode  of  interpreting 
  literally;  adherence  to  the  letter. 
  2.  (Fine  Arts)  The  tendency  or  disposition  to  represent 
  objects  faithfully,  without  abstraction, 
  conventionalities,  or  idealization. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  doctrine  of  realistic  (literal)  portrayal  in  art  or 
  2:  a  disposition  to  interpret  statements  in  their  literal  sense 

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