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Noun academism has 1 sense
  1. scholasticism, academicism, academism - orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
    --1 is a kind of traditionalism, traditionality

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Noun: A style or method characterized by a strict adherence to academic or formal conventions in art, literature, or music.

Example Sentence: The paintings of the artist reflected academism with their meticulous attention to detail and adherence to traditional techniques.

Noun: A devotion to academic studies or pursuits.

Example Sentence: His academism led him to pursue a career in research and academia rather than in a practical field.

Noun: The principles, practices, or style prevalent in academic institutions.

Example Sentence: The academic journals published articles that reflected the academism of the field and its rigorous standards.

Noun: A conservative or traditional approach to education or learning.

Example Sentence: The school's curriculum emphasized academism, focusing on classical literature and traditional teaching methods.

Noun: A derogatory term used to criticize the strict adherence to established academic norms, often implying a lack of creativity or originality.

Example Sentence: The artist's work was dismissed as mere academism, lacking innovation and failing to push artistic boundaries.

Noun: A local style or approach adopted by academic institutions in a particular region.

Example Sentence: The art school in the city incorporated the local academism, drawing inspiration from the unique cultural heritage of the region.

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