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noun
  1. (uncountable) Objects from real life or from the real world, as opposed to theoretical contstructs or fabricated examples; especially, such objects used as instructional or classroom aids.
realist Tweet Definition of realist Like Definition of realist on Facebook
noun
  1. One who believes in literal truth.
  2. A follower of the realism movement.
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adjective
  1. Expressed or represented as being accurate.
A realistic appraisal of the situation.
  1. Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
A realistic novel about the Victorian poor.
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noun
  1. A thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinion; a just ground for a conclusion or an action; that which is offered or accepted as an explanation; the efficient cause of an occurrence or a phenomenon; a motive for an action or a determination; proof, more or less decisive, for an opinion or a conclusion; principle; efficient cause; final cause; ground of argument.
He had no to do that.
  1. The mind, the reasoning processes of the mind.
Mankind should develop above all other virtues.
  1. Due exercise of the reasoning faculty; accordance with, or that which is accordant with and ratified by, the mind rightly exercised; right intellectual judgment; clear and fair deductions from true principles; that which is dictated or supported by the common sense of mankind; right conduct; right; propriety; justice.
I was promised, on a time, To have for my rhyme. "Spenser
  1. (context, mathematics, obsolete) ratio; proportion.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a systematic comparison of facts.
  2. (intransitive) Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.
  3. (intransitive) To converse; to compare opinions.
  4. (transitive) To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss.
I reasoned the matter with my friend.
  1. (transitive, rare) To support with reasons, as a request.
  2. (transitive) To persuade by reasoning or argument.
to one into a belief; to one out of his plan
  1. (transitive) To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons; " with down.
to down a passion
  1. (transitive) To find by logical process; to explain or justify by reason or argument; " usually with out.
to out the causes of the librations of the moon'''
referent Tweet Definition of referent Like Definition of referent on Facebook
noun
  1. (linguistics) The specific entity in the world that a word or phrase identifies or denotes.
  2. That which is referenced.
relativism Tweet Definition of relativism Like Definition of relativism on Facebook
noun
  1. (philosophy) A theory, especially in ethics or aesthetics, that conceptions of truth and moral values are not absolute but are relative to the persons or groups holding them.
reminiscence Tweet Definition of reminiscence Like Definition of reminiscence on Facebook
noun
  1. An act of remember, remembering long-past experiences.
republic Tweet Definition of republic Like Definition of republic on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Republics of Russia)
  1. A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.
The U.S.A. is a republic; Great Britain is technically a monarchy.
  1. One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.
The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast.

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