[pwan-tl-is-tik, -tee-is-, poin-tl-is-]
pertaining to or characteristic of pointillism or pointillists.
made up of or using minute details; particularized; itemized: a pointillistic style of acting.

1920–25; < French pointilliste (see pointillism, -ist) + -ic

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Provide materials, and direct students to create a pointillistic work of art, using complementary colors in close proximity.
He takes several thousand small images to create a single large pointillistic composite without any duplications.
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