antiform

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anti- +‎ form

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antiform (plural antiforms)

  1. (geology) A topographic feature which is composed of sedimentary layers in a convex formation, but may not actually form a real anticline (i.e., the oldest rocks may not be exposed in the middle).
  2. (art) A form that defies the usual conventions of artistic forms.
    • 1983, Edith Kurzweil, William Phillips, Writers and Politics: A Partisan Review Reader (page 236)
      Dada forms and antiforms were used as a means of reacting against Abstract Expressionism and abstract art generally []

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