abstractionism

[ ab-strak-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ æbˈstræk ʃəˌnɪz əm /
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noun Fine Arts.

the practice and theory of abstract art.

Nearby words

  1. abstract thinking,
  2. abstracted,
  3. abstracting journal,
  4. abstracting service,
  5. abstraction,
  6. abstractionist,
  7. abstractive,
  8. abstractively,
  9. abstractly,
  10. abstrict

Origin of abstractionism

1905–10, for an earlier sense; abstraction + -ism

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Examples from the Web for abstractionism

  • It is precisely this sort of abstractionism which has vitiated so much of value theory.

    The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Abstractionism of the worst sort dogs Mr. Russell in his own trials to tell positively what the word 'truth' means.

    The Meaning of Truth|William James


British Dictionary definitions for abstractionism

abstractionism

/ (æbˈstrækʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

the theory and practice of the abstract, esp of abstract art
Derived Formsabstractionist, noun

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