precisionism

noun, often capitalized
pre·​ci·​sion·​ism
plural -s

Definition of precisionism

: a style of American painting of the 1920s and 1930s characterized by abstracted form, crisp contour, and static composition and usually depicting industrial or architectural subject matter

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First Known Use of precisionism

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for precisionism

precision entry 1 + -ism

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“Precisionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precisionism. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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