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avant-gardism

[uh-vahnt-gahr-diz-uh m, uh-vant-, av-ahnt-, ah-vahnt-] /əˌvɑntˈgɑr dɪz əm, əˌvænt-, ˌæv ɑnt-, ˌɑ vɑnt-/
noun
1.
the attitudes, techniques, etc., of the cultural avant-garde.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; avant-garde + -ism
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