literalism

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EtymologyEdit

literal +‎ -ism

NounEdit

literalism (usually uncountable, plural literalisms)

  1. Literal interpretation or understanding; adherence to the exact letter or precise significance, as in interpreting or translating.
  2. (art) The style of art portraying a subject as literally and accurately as possible.

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 20:55