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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Pla•ton•icpləˈtɒn ɪk, pleɪ-(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Plato or Platonism.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. (usu. l.c.) of or pertaining to an intimate relationship characterized by the absence of sexual involvement:

    platonic love.

    Category: Philosphy

  3. (usu. l.c.) free from sensual desire; purely spiritual:

    a platonic relationship.

Origin of Platonic:

1525–35; < L Platōnicus < Gk Platōnikós, der. of Platōn-, s. of PlátōnPlato

Pla•ton′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Platonic(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy

    "Platonic dialogues"

  2. platonic(adj)

    free from physical desire

    "platonic love"

Wiktionary

  1. Platonic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.

  2. platonic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors.

  3. platonic(Adjective)

    Not sexual in nature; platonic love.

    They are good friends, but the relationship is strictly platonic.

  4. Origin: platonicus; surface analysis is Plato + -n- .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Platonic(adj)

    alt. of Platonical

  2. Platonic(noun)

    a follower of Plato; a Platonist

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