formalism

  • 1 Formalism — or formalization is the activity or its product which rigorously follows a set/system of rules previously defined and usually known.It can refer to a set of beliefs in philosophy, art, literature, or music. * Formalism (art) * Formalism (film) *… …

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  • 2 formalism — FORMALÍSM s.n. 1. Orientare în artă, estetică, muzică, literatură care rupe forma de conţinut, tinzând să supraaprecieze forma operei de artă în dauna conţinutului, să considere forma un scop în sine şi nu ca expresie a conţinutului. 2. Atitudine …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Formalism — Form al*ism (f[^o]rm al*[i^]z m), n. The practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to, or dependence on, external forms, esp. in matters of religion. [1913 Webster] Official formalism. Sir H. Rawlinson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 formalism — formalism, formal sociology A branch of sociology usually considered to have been founded by Georg Simmel , which aims to capture the underlying forms of social relations, and thus to provide a ‘geometry of social life’. Simmel distinguished the… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 5 Formalism — formalism, logical …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 6 formalism — formalism, logical …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 7 formalism — (n.) 1840, strict adherence to prescribed forms, from FORMAL (Cf. formal) + ISM (Cf. ism). Attested from 1943 in reference to the Russian literary movement (1916 30). Related: Formalist; formalistic …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 formalism — [fôr′məl iz΄əm] n. 1. strict or excessive attention to or insistence on outward forms, as in art, or established traditions, as in religion 2. an instance of this formalist n., adj. formalistic adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 formalism — formalist, n., adj. formalistic, adj. formalistically, adv. /fawr meuh liz euhm/, n. 1. strict adherence to, or observance of, prescribed or traditional forms, as in music, poetry, and art. 2. Relig. strong attachment to external forms and… …

    Universalium

  • 10 Formalism — means a number of different things: A certain school in the philosophy of mathematics, stressing axiomatic proofs through theorems specifically associated with David Hilbert. A school of thought in law and jurisprudence which emphasises the… …

    Mini philosophy glossary

  • 11 formalism —    An aesthetic and critical theory of art which places emphasis on form the structural qualities instead of either content (sometimes called literal or allegorical qualities) or contextual qualities. According to this point of view, the most… …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 12 formalism — formality, formalism The first is the ordinary noun corresponding to formal: formality is primarily the observance of rules and conventions, a formality is something that has to be done by convention (often with implications of superfluousness:… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 formalism — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)məlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Formalism is a style, especially in art, in which great attention is paid to the outward form or appearance rather than to the inner reality or significance of things. ...the rigid formalism of classical ballet.… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 formalism — • pedanteri, formalism, petighet, småaktighet, principrytteri …

    Svensk synonymlexikon

  • 15 formalism — formalizmas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. formalism vok. Formalismus, m rus. формализм, m pranc. formalisme, m …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 16 formalism — noun Date: 1839 1. the practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to prescribed or external forms (as in religion or art); also an instance of this 2. marked attention to arrangement, style, or artistic means (as in art or literature) usually… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 formalism — noun a) One of several alternative computational paradigms for a given theory. b) An approach to interpretation and/or evaluation focused on the (usually linguistic) structure of a literary work rather than on the contexts of its origin or… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 formalísm — s. n …

    Romanian orthography

  • 19 formalism — form|al|is|m [ˈfo:məlızəm US ˈfo:r ] n [U] a style or method in art, religion, or science that pays a lot attention to the rules and correct forms of something, rather than to inner meanings >formalist n adj >formalistic adj [ˌfo:məˈlıstık… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 formalism — for|mal|ism [ fɔrml,ızəm ] noun uncount a style or method in art, literature, music etc. in which there is more emphasis on obeying formal rules than expressing meaning or emotion ╾ for|mal|ist noun count …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English