skeuomorphism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

+‎ -morphism

Noun[edit]

skeuomorphism (plural skeuomorphisms)

  1. (uncountable) The practice of incorporating obsolete or skeuomorphic elements into a design, for familiarity or out of tradition, even though they no longer serve any functional purpose.
  2. (countable) An instance of this practice.