fu|sion|ism «FYOO zhuh nihz uhm», noun.
the principle of supporting a coalition between political parties.

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  • com|pres|sion|ism — «kuhm PREHSH uh nihz uhm», noun. a literary style marked by extreme economy in the creation of characters and incidents: »One is compressionism,…a matter of desperate, boxed in themes (London Times). –com|pres´sion|ist, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|fu|sion|ism — «ihn FYOO zhuh nihz uhm», noun. the doctrine that the soul has existed in a previous state and is infused into the body at conception or birth. –in|fu´sion|ist, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ne|o|ex|pres|sion|ism — «NEE oh ehk SPREHSH uh nihz uhm», noun. a style of painting characterized by bold forms, strong color, and a crude and heavy technique. It is a reaction to minimalism and began to appear in the late 1970 s. –ne´o|ex|pres´sion|ist, noun, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • dif|fu|sion|ism — «dih FYOO zhuh nihz uhm», noun. any theory that emphasizes diffusion, especially the theory that different cultures arise by diffusion from a single source: »Most archaeologists were schooled in…diffusionism. This notion holds that civilization… …   Useful english dictionary

  • di|vi|sion|ism — «duh VIHZH uh nihz uhm», noun. = pointillism. (Cf. ↑pointillism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ex|clu|sion|ism — «ehk SKLOO zhuh nihz uhm», noun. the principle, policy, or practice of exclusion, as from rights or privileges …   Useful english dictionary

  • ex|pan|sion|ism — «ehk SPAN shuh nihz uhm», noun. a policy of expansion, for example of territory or currency: »Present day economics…propagates a philosophy of unlimited expansionism, without any regard to the true and genuine needs of man, which are limited (The …   Useful english dictionary

  • ex|pres|sion|ism — «ehk SPREHSH uh nihz uhm», noun. the tendencies, doctrines, methods, and style of painters, writers, sculptors, and other artists who believe that art should represent the artist s own reactions and be free of tradition, often distorting nature… …   Useful english dictionary

  • il|lu|sion|ism — «ih LOO zhuh nihz uhm», noun. 1. the theory or doctrine that the material world is an illusion. 2. the use of illusion in art to suggest reality: »He was able to give a satisfactory account of his subject on the flat surface of a canvas without… …   Useful english dictionary

  • im|pres|sion|ism — «ihm PREHSH uh nihz uhm», noun. 1. a style of painting that gives the impression made by the subject on the artist without much attention to details. Impressionism was developed by French painters of the late 1800 s. 2. a style of literature… …   Useful english dictionary

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