academicism

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academic +‎ -ism

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academicism (plural academicisms)

  1. (classical studies, sometimes capitalized) The doctrines of Plato's academy; specifically the skeptical doctrines of the later academy stating that nothing can be known; a tenet of the Academic philosophy; state of being Academic. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]
  2. (art, literature) Traditional or orthodox formalism; conventionalism.
  3. Speculative thoughts and attitudes.
  4. A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.

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  1. ^ Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.