academicism


ac·a·dem·i·cism

noun \ˌa-kə-ˈde-mə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of ACADEMICISM

1
:  the doctrines of Plato's Academy; specifically :  the skeptical doctrines of the later Academy holding that nothing can be known — compare pyrrhonism
2
:  a formal academic quality (as in art or music)
3
:  purely speculative thoughts and attitudes

Variants of ACADEMICISM

ac·a·dem·i·cism also acad·e·mism \ə-ˈka-də-ˌmi-zəm\

First Known Use of ACADEMICISM

1610

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