academicalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

academical +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

academicalism (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of academicism
    • 2008, Justin Wintle, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture, page 369:
      Parker appears to have contributed little to his pupil's musicality other than consolidate what Ives had already thought to be the case, that the whole of American musical society was dominated by a German academicalism which had little to offer to the making of a specifically indigenous musical style.