tachism

[ tash-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈtæʃ ɪz əm /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)


Nearby words

  1. tacheometer,
  2. tacheometry,
  3. tachetic,
  4. tachina fly,
  5. tachiol,
  6. tachisme,
  7. tachistoscope,
  8. tacho-,
  9. tachogram,
  10. tachograph

Also ta·chisme [French ta-shees-muh] /French taˈʃis mə/.

Origin of tachism

1950–55; < French tachisme, equivalent to tache spot, (< Vulgar Latin *tacca, probably < Gothic taikns mark, akin to token) + -isme -ism

Related formstach·ist, ta·chiste [French ta-sheest] /French taˈʃist/, noun, adjective

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