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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lit·er·al·ism /ˈlɪt(ə)rəˌlɪzəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lit·er·al·ism n.
 1. That which accords with the letter; a mode of interpreting literally; adherence to the letter.
 2. Fine Arts The tendency or disposition to represent objects faithfully, without abstraction, conventionalities, or idealization.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or
      2: a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense