conceptualism

noun con·cep·tu·al·ism \ kən-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm , -chü-ə- , -chə-ˌli- , -shwə-ˌli- \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of conceptualism

1 : a theory in philosophy intermediate between realism and nominalism that universals exist in the mind as concepts of discourse or as predicates which may be properly affirmed of reality
2 often capitalized : conceptual art

conceptualistic

play \kən-ˌsep-chə-wə-ˈli-stik, -chü-ə-, -chə-ˈli-, -shwə-ˈli-\ adjective

conceptualistically

play \kən-ˌsep-chə-wə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē, -chü-ə-, -chə-ˈli-, -shwə-ˈli-\ adverb

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1819

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