abstractionist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstraction +‎ -ist

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈstɹæk.ʃən.əst/

Adjective[edit]

abstractionist (comparative more abstractionist, superlative most abstractionist)

  1. Related or tending to abstractionism, particularly art.

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Noun[edit]

abstractionist (plural abstractionists)

  1. An idealist. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Emerson to this entry?)
  2. Someone who supports or creates abstract art.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abstractionist” 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.