divisionism

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

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Other Words from divisionism

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

Examples of divisionism in a Sentence

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, 27 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of divisionism

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Divisionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisionism. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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