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Bru·tal·ism

 (bro͞ot′l-ĭz′əm)
n.
An architectural style of the mid-20th century characterized by massive or monolithic forms, usually of poured concrete and unrelieved by exterior decoration.

Bru′tal·ist adj. & n.
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brutalism

(ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Architecture) an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and unconcealed service pipes. Also called: new brutalism
ˈbrutalist n, adj
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Brutalism

an aggressive 20th-century style, usually in rough-textured and unfinished materials, that frankly exhibits both structural and mechanical systems.
See also: Architecture
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Translations

brutalism

n (Archit) → Brutalismus m
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