literalism

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Etymology[edit]

literal +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

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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