ac·​a·​dem·​i·​cism | \ ˌa-kə-ˈde-mə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce academicism (audio) \
variants: or less commonly academism \ ə-​ˈka-​də-​ˌmi-​zəm How to pronounce academism (audio) \

Definition of academicism

1 : the doctrines of Plato's Academy specifically : the skeptical doctrines of the later Academy holding that nothing can be known — compare pyrrhonism
2 : a formal academic quality (as in art or music)
3 : purely speculative thoughts and attitudes

First Known Use of academicism

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for academicism

academic entry 1 or academy + -ism

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