Formalism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrməlɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word formalism
Brit.  |ˈfɔːm(ə)lɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word formalism


- the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented
- (philosophy) 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
- the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms

Word forms

singular: formalist
plural: formalists
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