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noun [countable] realist pronunciation in American English /ˈriəlɪst/
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  1. 1
    someone who accepts events and situations as they really are and deals with them in a practical way
    I’m enough of a realist to know that we can’t win every time.
  2. 2
    art, literature an artist or writer whose work shows life as it really is
    1. a.
      [only before noun] art, literature relating to realism in art or literature
      realist painters/writers


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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