Definition of abstractionism in English:



  • 1The principles and practice of abstract art.

    ‘O'Keeffe did not abandon abstractionism’
    • ‘After the pictorial revolutions of Cubism and abstractionism, it was no longer possible to pretend that surface and structure could unproblematically be melded in the production of a representational picture space.’
    • ‘And materialism is as much the enemy of art as abstractionism.’
    • ‘I am convinced that anyone who admires abstractionism will take great pleasure in going deep into Zimmermann's world.’
    • ‘When local Poirier made the trip from minimal techno to hip hop, he made sure to keep his unearthly sense of abstractionism intact.’
    1. 1.1The presentation of ideas in abstract terms.
      ‘his tendency to abstractionism’
      • ‘On the one hand, the increasing use of abstract mathematical representations in Einstein's theory entirely supports the attack on Aristotelian abstractionism and philosophical empiricism.’



/əbˈstrakSHəˌniz(ə)m/ /əbˈstrækʃəˌnɪz(ə)m/