from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Imitating or producing the effect or appearance of nature.
  • adjective Of or in accordance with the doctrines of naturalism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In photography, said of a photograph in which the chief object is slightly out of focus.
  • Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with nature; natural; not formal, conventional, or conventionalized; hence, simulating or resembling nature: as, a naturalistic effect of light on the stage.
  • Realistic.
  • Of, pertaining to, or based on naturalism in its philosophical or theological sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging to the doctrines of naturalism.
  • adjective Closely resembling nature; realistic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having the appearance of nature or realism; lifelike or realistic
  • adjective of, or relating to philosophical or methodological naturalism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective representing what is real; not abstract or ideal


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