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Pla·ton·ic

 (plə-tŏn′ĭk, plā-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy: Platonic dialogues; Platonic ontology.
2. often platonic Friendly or affectionate without involving sexual relations: platonic love.
3. often platonic Speculative or theoretical.

[After Plato.]

Pla·ton′i·cal·ly adv.
Translations

platonically

[pləˈtɒnɪklɪ] advplatonicamente
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