Platonism

noun
Pla·​to·​nism | \ ˈplā-tə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of Platonism

1a : the philosophy of Plato stressing especially that actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence

Other Words from Platonism

Platonist \ ˈplā-​tə-​nist \ noun
Platonistic \ ˌplā-​tə-​ˈni-​stik \ adjective

First Known Use of Platonism

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of Platonism was circa 1570

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