concretism

noun

1
: representation of abstract things as concrete
2
: the theory or practice of concrete poetry
concretist
kän-ˈkrē-tist How to pronounce concretism (audio)
ˈkän-ˌkrē-
noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The show charts Pape’s prolific path, from her youthful days in the nonobjective concrete-art movement to her defection to the more playful neo-concretism, ending with later works of anything-goes independence. The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

concrete entry 1 + -ism

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of concretism was in 1865

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“Concretism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concretism. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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