Meaning of academicism

ac•a•dem•i•cism

Pronunciation: (ak"u-dem'u-siz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc.
  2. thoughts, opinions, and attitudes that are purely speculative.
  3. pedantic or formal quality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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