avant-gardism
noun see avant-garde I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • avant-gardism — avant garde ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (in the arts) new and experimental. ► NOUN (the avant garde) ▪ avant garde ideas or artists. DERIVATIVES avant gardism noun avant gardist noun. ORIGIN French, vanguard …   English terms dictionary

  • avant-gardism — avant gard·ism …   English syllables

  • avant-gardism — /euh vahnt gahr diz euhm, euh vant , av ahnt , ah vahnt /, n. the attitudes, techniques, etc., of the cultural avant garde. [1945 50; AVANT GARDE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • avant-gardism — noun The novel, experimental approach of the avant garde …   Wiktionary

  • avant-gardism — ˌdizəm noun ( s) : predilection for or practice of intellectual or artistic experimentalism : participation in activity or effort associated with the avant garde …   Useful english dictionary

  • avant-garde — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (in the arts) new and experimental. ► NOUN (the avant garde) ▪ avant garde ideas or artists. DERIVATIVES avant gardism noun avant gardist noun. ORIGIN French, vanguard …   English terms dictionary

  • avant-gardist — avant garde ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (in the arts) new and experimental. ► NOUN (the avant garde) ▪ avant garde ideas or artists. DERIVATIVES avant gardism noun avant gardist noun. ORIGIN French, vanguard …   English terms dictionary

  • avant-garde — [ə vänt΄gärd′, ä΄vänt΄gärd′, a΄vänt΄gärd′; ] Fr [ ȧ vän gȧrd′] n. [Fr, lit., advance guard] the leaders in new or unconventional movements, esp. in the arts; vanguard adj. of such movements, ideas, etc. avant gardism n. avant gardist n …   English World dictionary

  • avant-garde — [ˌavɒavant garde gα:d] adjective (in the arts) new and unusual or experimental. noun (the avant garde) avant garde ideas or artists. Derivatives avant gardism noun avant gardist noun Origin ME (denoting the vanguard of an army): from Fr., lit.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • avant-garde — I. noun Etymology: French, vanguard Date: 1910 an intelligentsia that develops new or experimental concepts especially in the arts • avant gardism noun • avant gardist noun II. adjective Date: 1925 of or relating to an avant garde …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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