Origin of naturalistic
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While the beetle form was naturalistically treated, the flat surface underneath was well adapted to receive a hieroglyphic sign.
The Egyptian scarab, on its rounded side, had been naturalistically carved in relief in beetle form.
- of, imitating, or reproducing nature in effect or characteristics
- of or characteristic of naturalism, esp in art or literature
- of or relating to naturalists
- (of an ethical theory) permitting the inference of ethical judgments from statements of nonethical factSee Hume's law
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Word Origin and History for naturalistically
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