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academicism

[ak-uh-dem-uh-siz-uh m] /ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc.
2.
thoughts, opinions, and attitudes that are purely speculative.
3.
pedantic or formal quality.
Also, academism.
Origin of academicism
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; academic + -ism
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  • academicism, even in the narrow sense, owes much to this LL.D.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • It has already been said that the chief opponents of the academicism of Cabanel and Bougereau were the Impressionists.

    Paul Gauguin, His Life and Art John Gould Fletcher
British Dictionary definitions for academicism

academicism

/ˌækəˈdɛmɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
adherence to rules and traditions in art, literature, etc; conventionalism
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