Definition of academicism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌækəˈdemɪsɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækəˈdemɪsɪzəm//
(also academism
BrE BrE//əˈkædəmɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkædəmɪzəm//
[uncountable](specialist) Styles of art
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the use of formal rules and traditions in art or literature See related entries: Styles of art
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: academicism