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ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əmaca·demi·cism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scholasticism, academicism, academismnoun

    orthodoxy of a scholastic variety


  1. academicismnoun

    A tenet of the Academic philosophy.

  2. academicismnoun

    A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.

  3. academicismnoun

    Traditional or orthodox formalism.

  4. academicismnoun

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

  5. academicismnoun

    Speculative thoughts and attitudes.


  1. academicism

    Academic art, or academicism or academism, is a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies of art. Specifically, academic art is the art and artists influenced by the standards of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts, which was practiced under the movements of Neoclassicism and Romanticism, and the art that followed these two movements in the attempt to synthesize both of their styles, and which is best reflected by the paintings of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Thomas Couture, and Hans Makart. In this context it is often called "academism," "academicism," "art pompier" (pejoratively), and "eclecticism," and sometimes linked with "historicism" and "syncretism." Academic art is closely related to Beaux-Arts architecture, which developed in the same place and holds to a similar classicizing ideal.


  1. academicism

    Academicism refers to the teaching, principles, methods, or styles associated with the traditional and formal approach prevalent in schools, academies, or universities. This approach strictly follows established rules, techniques, and standards. It is associated with the art, literature, music, or any other field of study and typically emphasizes scholarly or theoretical analysis over practical application. It often implies an art style characterized by technical skill, adhering to conventional standards set by an academy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Academicismnoun

    a tenet of the Academic philosophy

  2. Academicismnoun

    a mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Academicism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Academicism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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