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representationalism

noun rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al·ism \-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nəl-ˌi-\

Definition of REPRESENTATIONALISM

1
:  the doctrine that the immediate object of knowledge is an idea in the mind distinct from the external object which is the occasion of perception
2
:  the theory or practice of realistic representation in art
rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al·ist \-list, -ist\ noun
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Examples of REPRESENTATIONALISM

  1. <the artist eventually abandoned the representationalism of his earlier work>

First Known Use of REPRESENTATIONALISM

1842

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