Definition of reductivism in English:


Line breaks: re|duc¦tiv|ism
Pronunciation: /rɪˈdʌktɪvɪz(ə)m


  • 1 another term for minimalism.
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    • For those who accept Greenberg's formulation, it is possible to regard modernism as having come to an end in the extreme reductivism of Minimal art.
    • She was an artist ahead of her time, a modernist who used minimalism and anticipated the reductivism of the 1970s.
    • But for all her reductivism, Thomas was a champion of sensory perception.
  • 2 another term for reductionism.
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    • The Sixties colluded with the crudest Freudian reductivism - or reduction of Freud - in insisting that what we really want can be cashed out in biological terms.
    • The temptation of epigrammatical reductivism as a means of describing this ‘careless’ loss of yet another judge is only worth resisting if, unlike Wilde, one can resist anything including temptation.

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