noun, often capitalized
di·​vi·​sion·​ism | \ də-ˈvi-zhə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce divisionism (audio) \

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divisionist \ də-​ˈvi-​zhə-​nəst How to pronounce divisionist (audio) \ noun or adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web What’s behind pointillism is divisionism, the new scientific theories of light and color and ocular perception. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "Prehistoric Pointillism? Long Before Seurat, Ancient Artists Chiseled Mammoths Out of Dots," 27 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of divisionism

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Divisionism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisionism. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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