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cub·ism

also Cub·ism  (kyo͞o′bĭz′əm)
n.
A nonobjective school of painting and sculpture developed in Paris in the early 20th century, characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures usually rendered as a set of discrete planes.

[French cubisme, from cube, cube; see cube.]

cub′ist n.
cu·bis′tic adj.
cu·bis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.cubistic - relating to or characteristic of cubism; "cubist art"
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