nonrepresentational
adjective Date: 1923 nonobjective 2 <
a nonrepresentational sculpture
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nonrepresentationalism noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nonrepresentational — onrepresentational adj. (Art) not intended to realistically represent a physical object; of visual art work. Opposite of {representational}. [Narrower terms: {abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective ; {conventional, formal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonrepresentational — [nän΄rep΄rē zən tā′shə nəl] adj. NONOBJECTIVE nonrepresentationalism n …   English World dictionary

  • nonrepresentational — nonrepresentationalism, n. nonrepresentationalist, n. /non rep ri zen tay sheuh nl/, adj. not resembling or portraying any object in physical nature: a nonrepresentational painting. [1920 25; NON + REPRESENTATIONAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonrepresentational — /ˌnɒnrɛprəzɛnˈteɪʃənəl/ (say .nonrepruhzen tayshuhnuhl) adjective not resembling any object in physical nature: a nonrepresentational painting …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonrepresentational — adjective of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature • Ant: ↑representational • Similar to: ↑abstract, ↑abstractionist, ↑nonfigurative, ↑nonobjective, ↑conventional, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonrepresentational — adjective a) Not representational. b) That does not represent a physical object realistically …   Wiktionary

  • nonrepresentational — adj. not representational, not attempting to be a realistic graphic representation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonrepresentational — non·representational …   English syllables

  • nonrepresentational — non rep•re•sen•ta′tion•al adj …   From formal English to slang

  • abstract abstractionist nonfigurative nonobjective — nonrepresentational onrepresentational adj. (Art) not intended to realistically represent a physical object; of visual art work. Opposite of {representational}. [Narrower terms: {abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective ;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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