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Definition of naturalistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌnætʃərəˈlɪstɪk//
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  1. 1(of artists, writers, etc. or their work) showing things as they appear in the natural world
  2. 2copying the way things are in the natural world to study behavior in laboratory and naturalistic settings
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: naturalistic