di·​vi·​sion·​ism də-ˈvi-zhə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce divisionism (audio)
often capitalized
divisionist noun or adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Of education to divisionism and exclusion. Richard Quest And Joe Minihane, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 What’s behind pointillism is divisionism, the new scientific theories of light and color and ocular perception. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 27 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of divisionism was in 1901

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“Divisionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisionism. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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