presentationalism

[ prez-uh n-tey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m, pree-zen- ]
/ ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm, ˌpri zɛn- /

noun Theater.

a style of production in which the audience is addressed directly with songs, skits, exposition, etc., and no attempt is made at realism.

Nearby words

  1. present value,
  2. present-day,
  3. presentable,
  4. presentation,
  5. presentational,
  6. presentationism,
  7. presentative,
  8. presentee,
  9. presenteeism,
  10. presenter

Origin of presentationalism

First recorded in 1885–90; presentational + -ism

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