[ab-strak-shuh-niz-uh m]

noun Fine Arts.

the practice and theory of abstract art.

Origin of abstractionism

1905–10, for an earlier sense; abstraction + -ism
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Examples from the Web for abstractionism

Historical Examples of 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.

British Dictionary definitions for abstractionism



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