neo·​plas·​ti·​cism ˌnē-ə-ˈpla-stə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce neoplasticism (audio)
neoplasticist noun

Examples of neoplasticism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The design takes its cue from neoplasticism, an artistic approach championed by Dutch modernist Piet Mondrian that favors simple colors and abstract form. Ming Liu, CNN, 28 May 2017

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Word History


borrowed from French néo-plasticisme, from néo- neo- + plastique plastic entry 2 + -isme -ism (as translation of Dutch Nieuwe Beelding)

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neoplasticism was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Neoplasticism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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