formularistic

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

formularistic (comparative more formularistic, superlative most formularistic)

  1. Pertaining to, or exhibiting, formularization.
    • 1899, Shaw, Edward R., “Composition for Elementary Schools”, in Three Studies in Education, New York; Chicago: E. L. Kellogg & Co., pages 16–17:
      The regarding of the formularies of composition as the principal thing, and the inability to see the larger thing, the real thing, to which the formularistic statements must ever be secondary, is where the cause of our failure in teaching English lies.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for formularistic in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)