ab-ex

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noun \ ˈab-ˈeks \
variants: or Ab Ex

Definition of ab-ex

informal
:abstract expressionism
  • If Abstract Expressionism was a response to a world out of balance, Minimalism was a response to Ab Ex, replacing self-expression with intellectual analysis …
  • —Mary ThomasPittsburgh Post-Gazette5 Aug. 2009

ab-ex

or Ab-Ex adjective, informal
    • By the end of the 1940s Ab-Ex painters were turning out oversized canvases with the energy, zeal and heroism to be found only in post-World War II America.
    • —Robert GoffForbes4 May 1998

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Origin and Etymology of ab-ex

by shortening


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