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conceptualism

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noun con·cep·tu·al·ism \-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm, -chü-ə-, -chə-ˌli-, -shwə-ˌli-\

Definition of conceptualism

  1. 1 :  a theory in philosophy intermediate between realism and nominalism that universals exist in the mind as concepts of discourse or as predicates which may be properly affirmed of reality

  2. 2 often capitalized :  conceptual art

con·cep·tu·al·is·tic play \-ˌsep-chə-wə-ˈlis-tik, -chü-ə-, -chə-ˈlis-, -shwə-ˈlis-\ adjective
con·cep·tu·al·is·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Circa 1838

First Known Use of conceptualism

circa 1838


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