conceptualism


con·cep·tu·al·ism

noun \-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm, -chü-ə-, -chə-ˌli-, -shwə-ˌli-\

Definition of CONCEPTUALISM

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

First Known Use of CONCEPTUALISM

circa 1838

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