\ ˈab-ˈeks How to pronounce ab-ex (audio) \
variants: or Ab Ex

Definition of ab-ex

: 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 Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 Aug. 2009

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Other Words from ab-ex

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 Goff, Forbes, 4 May 1998

First Known Use of ab-ex

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ab-ex

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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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