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[prez-uh n-tey-shuh-niz-uh m, pree-zen-]
noun Epistemology.
  1. the doctrine that in perception, or in all forms of knowledge, there is an immediate awareness of the things perceived.
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Origin of presentationism

First recorded in 1835–45; presentation + -ism
Also called presentative realism.
Related formspres·en·ta·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for presentationism


  1. philosophy the theory that objects are identical with our perceptions of themCompare representationalism
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Derived Formspresentationist, noun, adjective
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