academicism

academicism

[ak-uh-dem-uh-siz-uhm]
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:
1600–10; academic + -ism

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academicism or academism (ˌækəˈdɛmɪˌsɪzəm, əˈkædəˌmɪzəm)
 
n
adherence to rules and traditions in art, literature, etc; conventionalism
 
academism or academism
 
n

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