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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external structures; The doctrine that fancy structure rather than content is what should be represented;

Usage examples (31)
  • But what has been lost in the abandonment of this kind of formalism is any serious attention to the intrinsic value of reading works of literature as opposed to all...
  • By the way, on the topic of women in formalism, I am delighted to see that Kevin is reissuing AFFC.
  • The fact that these theories seek to extend the formalism is considered as violation of the principle of parsimony by some.
  • Similarly, whether or not legal formalism is metaphysically correct, there are pragmatic arguments in its favor, ably put forth by Prof. Tamanaha. for more
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