auteurism

noun
au·​teur·​ism | \ ō-ˈtər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce auteurism (audio) , -ˈtœr- \
plural -s

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Other Words from auteurism

auteurist \ ō-​ˈtər-​ist How to pronounce auteurism (audio) , -​ˈtœr-​ \ noun or adjective
auteuristic \ ˌō-​ˌtər-​ˈi-​stik , -​ˌtœr-​ \ adjective
While it might be too glib to say that Allen's art mirrors his life, it is certainly true to say that his films are auteuristic expressions of his own neuroses and concerns. — Neil Norman, Evening Standard (London), 14 Aug. 1992

First Known Use of auteurism

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auteurism

auteur + -ism

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“Auteurism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auteurism. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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