Etymology
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premiere (n.)

1889, "a first performance of a play," from French première, in phrase première représentation, from fem. of premier "first" (see premier (adj.)). The verb is recorded from 1925. Related: Premiered; premiering.

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axonometric (adj.)
1869, from axonometry "art of making a perspective representation of figures based on coordinate points" (1865), from Greek axon "axis, axle" (see axis) + metria "a measuring of" (see -metry).
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literalism (n.)

"literal interpretation or understanding," 1640s, from French littéralisme; see literal + -ism. In art, "exact rendering or representation," shading toward "unimaginative exactness."

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re-presentation (n.)

"a presenting again, a renewed presentation," 1805, from re- "back, again" + presentation or else a noun formed to go with re-present. With hyphenated spelling and full pronunciation of the prefix to distinguish it from representation.

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personification (n.)

"figure of speech or artistic representation in which something inanimate or abstract takes the form of a person," 1755, noun of action from personify. Sense of "embodiment of a quality in a person" is attested from 1807.

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realistic (adj.)

1829, of art, literature, etc., "true to reality, exhibiting realism in description or representation;" 1831 as "involving a practical view of life" (opposed to idealistic); see realist + -ic. Related: Realistically.

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phonographic (adj.)

1840, "pertaining to or used in the writing or representation of sound," originally in reference to shorthand; see phono- + graphic. Modern sense of "of or pertaining to a phonograph, produced by means of a phonograph" is from 1878.

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nude (n.)

"the representation of the undraped human figure in visual art," 1708, from French nud, obsolete variant of nu "naked, nude, bare," from Latin nudus (see nude (adj.)). In the nude "in a condition of being unclothed" is by 1856.

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delineation (n.)

1560s, "act of representing or depicting;" 1590s, "representation, description;" a native formation from delineate, or else from Late Latin delineationem (nominative delineatio) "sketch, description," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin delineare (see delineate).

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falsification (n.)

"act of making false, false representation; a showing to be false or erroneous," 1560s, from Late Latin falsificationem (nominative falsificatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of falsificare "to falsify" (see falsify).

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