Definition of FORMALISMS

noun : FORMALISMS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented ;

  • 2. (

    ) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications ;

  • 3. (

    ) the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms ;


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