precisionism

noun

pre·​ci·​sion·​ism
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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precisionism. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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