her·​met·​i·​cism (ˌ)hər-ˈme-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce hermeticism (audio)
often capitalized

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her untrammelled appetite for experience complemented Duchamp’s strategic hermeticism, to their mutual pleasure. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 But despite the hermeticism, Aramco has a good tale to tell. The Economist, 21 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hermeticism was in 1897

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“Hermeticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermeticism. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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