Pronunciation: (rē'u-list), [key]
1. a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are.
2. an artist or a writer whose work is characterized by realism.
3. Philos.an adherent of realism.
of or pertaining to realism or to a person who embodies its principles or practices: the realist approach to social ills; realist paintings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.