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academicism

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noun ac·a·dem·i·cism \ˌa-kə-ˈde-mə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of academicism

  1. 1 :  the doctrines of Plato's Academy; specifically :  the skeptical doctrines of the later Academy holding that nothing can be known — compare pyrrhonism

  2. 2 :  a formal academic quality (as in art or music)

  3. 3 :  purely speculative thoughts and attitudes




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