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abstractionist

[ab-strak-shuh-nist] /æbˈstræk ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who produces abstract works of art.
adjective
2.
showing abstract characteristics in art; tending toward abstractionism.
Origin of abstractionist
1835-1845
1835-45, for earlier sense; abstraction + -ist
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  • But see now how the abstractionist treats this rich and intricate vision that a certain state of things must be true.

    The Meaning of Truth William James

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