abstractionism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstraction +‎ -ism

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈstɹæk.ʃn̩ˌɪz.m̩/

Noun[edit]

abstractionism (countable and uncountable, plural abstractionisms)

  1. The creation, principles, or ideals of abstractions, in particular art. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
  2. The presentation of ideas in an abstract manner. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abstractionism” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.