Definitions for academicismˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•a•dem•i•cismˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm(n.)

also academism

  1. traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc.

    Category: Fine Arts, Literature

  2. purely speculative thoughts, opinions, or attitudes.

    Category: Philosphy

  3. a pedantic quality.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scholasticism, academicism, academism(noun)

    orthodoxy of a scholastic variety


  1. academicism(Noun)

    A tenet of the Academic philosophy.

  2. academicism(Noun)

    A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.

  3. academicism(Noun)

    Traditional or orthodox formalism.

  4. academicism(Noun)

    The doctrines of Plato's academy; specifically the skeptical doctrines of the later academy stating that nothing can be known.

  5. academicism(Noun)

    Speculative thoughts and attitudes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Academicism(noun)

    a tenet of the Academic philosophy

  2. Academicism(noun)

    a mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy


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