ideoplastic

adjective

ideo·​plas·​tic
1
: modified by mental activity
ideoplastic factors in digestion
2
of an art form : rendered symbolic or conventional through the mental remodeling of natural subjects
ideoplasticity
-ˌpla¦stisətē
noun

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary ideo- + -plastic; originally formed as French idéoplastique

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ideoplastic was in 1883

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“Ideoplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ideoplastic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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