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.)

(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

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3. formalism (n.)

the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms

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