hy·​per·​re·​al·​ism | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈrē-ə-ˌli-zəm , -ˈrēl-ˌi-\

Definition of hyperrealism

: realism in art characterized by depiction of real life in an unusual or striking manner — compare photo-realism

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hyperrealist \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈrē-​ə-​list , -​ˈrēl-​ist \ adjective
hyperrealistic \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌrē-​ə-​ˈli-​stik , -​ˌrēl-​ˈi-​ \ adjective

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But experts say that such gaming hyperrealism is unlikely to make much of a difference. Bloomberg.com, "Trump Reopens a Seemingly Settled Video-Game Debate," 7 Mar. 2018 The disparity of size and the hyperrealism is astounding, and that is their first lure. Gaile Robinson, star-telegram, "Mueck's eerily lifelike sculptures return to Modern, contrast with works at Amon Carter," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hyperrealism

1937, in the meaning defined above

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