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abstractionism

[ab-strak-shuh-niz-uh m] /æbˈstræk ʃəˌnɪz əm/
noun, Fine Arts.
1.
the practice and theory of abstract art.
Origin of abstractionism
1905-1910
1905-10, for an earlier sense; abstraction + -ism
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  • abstractionism of the worst sort dogs Mr. Russell in his own trials to tell positively what the word 'truth' means.

    The Meaning of Truth William James
  • It is precisely this sort of abstractionism which has vitiated so much of value theory.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for abstractionism

abstractionism

/æbˈstrækʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the theory and practice of the abstract, esp of abstract art
Derived Forms
abstractionist, noun
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