HyperDic: formalism

English > 3 senses of the word formalism:
NOUNcognitionformalismthe doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented
cognitionformalism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning / meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications
actformalismthe practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms
formalism > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rmahlih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > formalism: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented.
Broaderdoctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismA belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
OppositeimitationThe doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
Spanishformalismo
Catalanformalisme
Adjectivesformalisticconcerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized / recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
English > formalism: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaning(philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning / meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications.
CategoryphilosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Broaderphilosophical doctrine, philosophical theoryA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Spanishformalismo
Catalanformalisme
Adjectivesformalisticconcerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized / recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
English > formalism: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms.
Broaderpractice, patternA customary way / way of operation or behavior
Spanishformalismo
Catalanformalisme
Adjectivesformalistic, formalized, formalisedconcerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized / recognized forms (especially in religion or art)

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict