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Definition of "concretism" [concretism]

  • The practice of representing abstract concepts or qualities in concrete form, as in concrete poetry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "concretism" in a sentence
  • "Although the terminology varies (one can equivalently speak about reism, concretism or nominalism), two claims of any theory going against general (abstract) objects should be very sharply distinguished."
  • "His friend Kotarbiński formulated a very extreme nominalism, called variously reism, pansomatism, and concretism, according to which the only things that exist are material bodies."
  • "Schendel's interest in poetry and sparse graphic forms tied her to Concretism, just as her manipulation of paper aligned her with Neo-concretism."