plural -s
often capitalized
: 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

Word History


precision entry 1 + -ism

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precisionism was in 1939

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“Precisionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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