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academicism

[ak-uh-dem-uh-siz-uh m] /ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc.
2.
thoughts, opinions, and attitudes that are purely speculative.
3.
pedantic or formal quality.
Also, academism.
Origin of academicism
1600-1610
1600-10; academic + -ism
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  • It has already been said that the chief opponents of the academicism of Cabanel and Bougereau were the Impressionists.

    Paul Gauguin, His Life and Art John Gould Fletcher
  • academicism, even in the narrow sense, owes much to this LL.D.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
British Dictionary definitions for academicism

academicism

/ˌækəˈdɛmɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
adherence to rules and traditions in art, literature, etc; conventionalism
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