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also Ne·o-Pla·to·nism  (nē′ō-plāt′n-ĭz′əm)
1. A philosophical system developed at Alexandria in the third century ad by Plotinus and his successors. It is based on Platonism with elements of mysticism and some Judaic and Christian concepts and posits a single source from which all existence emanates and with which an individual soul can be mystically united.
2. A revival of Neoplatonism or a system derived from it, as in the Middle Ages.

Ne′o·pla·ton′ic (-plə-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
Ne′o·pla′to·nist n. & adj.
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Noun1.Neoplatonist - an adherent of Neoplatonism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another


[ˈniːəʊˈpleɪtənɪst] Nneoplatonista mf
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Arndt was therefore anything but the good Lutheran he claimed to be; rather he was a thoroughgoing Neoplatonist, mystic, pansoph, and spiritualist.
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