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 (ăk′ə-dĕm′ĭ-sĭz′əm) also a·cad·e·mism (ə-kăd′ə-mĭz′əm)
Traditional formalism, especially when reflected in art.
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(ˌækəˈdɛmɪˌsɪzəm) ,




adherence to rules and traditions in art, literature, etc; conventionalism
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(ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm)

also academism,

1. traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc.
2. purely speculative thoughts, opinions, or attitudes.
3. a pedantic quality.
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academicism, academism

1. the mode of teaching or of procedure in a private school, college, or university.
2. a tendency toward traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, music, etc.
3. any attitudes or ideas that are learned or scholarly but lacking in worldliness, common sense, or practicality. — academie, n., adj. — academist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.academicism - orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
traditionalism, traditionality - strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
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[ˌækəˈdɛmiˌsizm] academism [əˈkædəˌmɪzm] n (Art) → accademismo
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