minimalism

[min-uh-muh-liz-uhm]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
Music. a reductive style or school of modern music utilizing only simple sonorities, rhythms, and patterns, with minimal embellishment or orchestrational complexity, and characterized by protracted repetition of figurations, obsessive structural rigor, and often a pulsing, hypnotic effect.

Origin:
1965–70; minimal + -ism

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minimalism (ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  another name for minimal art
2.  a type of music based on simple elements and avoiding elaboration or embellishment
3.  design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect

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Example sentences
We took the single serving bowl to the table, two forks, in the interest of
  minimalism.
But the chances are that the downturn will cause the pendulum to swing back
  towards minimalism.
Warming to their theme, they claim that minimalism is right for a world of
  dwindling resources.
The collection includes various media and diverse styles from folk art to
  minimalism.
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