Definition of naturalistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    naturalistic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌnætʃrəˈlɪstɪk//
     
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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
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