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Meaning of FORMALISM

Pronunciation:  'formu`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms
  2. [n]  the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented
  3. [n]  the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications
 

FORMALISM is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Antonyms: imitation
 
 See Also: doctrine, ism, pattern, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory, philosophy, practice, school of thought

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Form"al*ism\, n.
The practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to, or
dependence on, external forms, esp. in matters of religion.

      Official formalism.                      --Sir H.
                                               Rawlinson.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a school of economic anthropology which argues that if the concepts of formal economic theory are broadened, they can serve as analytic tools for the study of any economic system.
 

 

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