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for·mal·ism

 (fôr′mə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Rigorous or excessive adherence to recognized forms, as in religion or art.
2. An instance of rigorous or excessive adherence to recognized forms.
3. A method of aesthetic analysis that emphasizes structural elements and artistic techniques rather than content, especially in literary works.

for′mal·ist adj. & n.
for′mal·is′tic adj.
for′mal·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
Translations

formalist

[ˈfɔːməlɪst]
A. ADJformalista
B. Nformalista mf

formalist

[ˈfɔːməˈlɪst] adj & nformalista (m/f)
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The cramping influence of a hard formalist on a young child, in repressing his spirits and courage, paralyzing the understanding, and that without producing indignation, but only fear and obedience, and even much sympathy with the tyranny,--is a familiar fact, explained to the child when he becomes a man, only by seeing that the oppressor of his youth is himself a child tyrannized over by those names and words and forms of whose influence he was merely the organ to the youth.
It is a ridiculous thing, and fit for a satire to persons of judgment, to see what shifts these formalists have, and what prospectives to make superficies to seem body, that hath depth and bulk.
Baer is the founding editor of The Formalist, a literary
There are five chapters: values and the rule of law from the inside out; judges and formalist values; judges and good-faith values; judges and cynical values; judges and rogue values.
Beyond the film's immediacy, "Maidan" is an impressive, bold treatment of a complex subject via rigidly formalist means, and should see widespread test rotation with possible limited Euro arthouse play.
In their introduction, the editors (who also contribute one chapter each to the book) situate their exploration of "middles" in the body of Western thought, literature, and theory, setting forth to blend formalist readings with "sociopolitical history" (3).
teaches future actors, directors, and designers the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to see how it should be performed and designed.
Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics.
It argues that the Common Core State Standards are based largely on a formalist paradigm as evident in the emphasis on teaching text structure/genre forms for reading, writing, and speaking/listening.
Alison de Lima Greene, and Karen Wilkin * Should you visit this retrospective of Jules Olitski's paintings, forget the formalist criticism that tried to normalize them.
Specifically, he demonstrates that the formalists were not formalist, that they simply did not subscribe to the mode of thought that has long been regarded as their defining feature.