Synonyms and Antonyms for formalism

1. formalism (n.)

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

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2. formalism (n.)

the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms


3. formalism (n.)

(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