representationalism

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

Definition of representationalism

  1. 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. 2 :  the theory or practice of realistic representation in art

representationalist

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Examples of representationalism in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of representationalism

1842


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