Academicism
Academicism Ac`a*dem"i*cism, n. 1. A tenet of the Academic philosophy. [1913 Webster]

2. A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy. [1913 Webster]


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  • academicism — [ə kad′ə mīz΄əmak΄ə dem′ə siz΄əm] n. the quality of being academic; esp., formal or pedantic quality, spirit, etc.: also academism [ə kad′ə mīz΄əm] …   English World dictionary

  • academicism — also academism noun Date: 1610 1. the doctrines of Plato s Academy; specifically the skeptical doctrines of the later Academy holding that nothing can be known compare Pyrrhonism 2. a formal academic quality (as in art or music) 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • academicism — /ak euh dem euh siz euhm/, n. 1. traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc. 2. thoughts, opinions, and attitudes that are purely speculative. 3. pedantic or formal quality. Also, academism. [1600 10; ACADEMIC + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • academicism — noun a) A tenet of the Academic philosophy. b) A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy …   Wiktionary

  • academicism — doctrine that nothing can be known Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • academicism — ækÉ™demɪsɪzm n. academic spirit, involvement in academic life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • academicism — [ˌakə dɛmɪsɪz(ə)m] (also academism) noun adherence to formal or conventional rules and traditions in art or literature …   English new terms dictionary

  • academicism — ac·a·dem·i·cism …   English syllables

  • academicism — ac•a•dem•i•cism [[t]ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm[/t]] also academism n. 1) fia lit. traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc 2) pho purely speculative thoughts, opinions, or attitudes 3) a pedantic quality • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • academicism — /ækəˈdɛməsɪzəm/ (say akuh demuhsizuhm) noun traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc. Also, academism …   Australian English dictionary

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