interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical:
a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner.
pertaining to, characterized by, or given to the representation in literature or art of things as they really are:
a realistic novel.
resembling or simulating real life:
a duck hunter skilled at making realistic decoys.
philosophy. of or relating to or realism.
showing awareness and acceptance of reality
practical or pragmatic rather than ideal or moral
(of a book, film, etc) depicting or emphasizing what is real and actual rather than abstract or ideal
of or relating to philosophical realism
“true to reality” (of art, literature, etc.), 1829; “involving a practical view of life” (opposed to idealistic), 1831; from realist + -ic. related: realistically.
used to counteract or offest the economic effects of a recession: the president’s antirecessionary program.
the act of or the state of being . the amount by which something is or diminished. a form produced by ; a copy on a smaller scale. cell biology. meiosis, especially the first meiotic cell division in which the chromosome number is by half. chemistry. the process or result of . movies. the process […]
- Antireflection coating
a thin film consisting of one or more layers of transparent material applied to lenses to reduce .
noting a relation in which no element is in relation to itself, as “less than.”.
chemistry. the process of cracking low-octane petroleum fractions in order to increase the octane number. to form again. the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.: social reform; spelling reform. an instance of this. the amendment of conduct, belief, etc. to change to a better state, form, etc.; improve by alteration, subst-tution, […]