[n] the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
[n] the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
[n] the philosophical doctrine that physical object continue to exist when not perceived
[n] an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
[n] the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"