Definition of schematism in English:


Line breaks: sche¦ma|tism
Pronunciation: /ˈskiːmətɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • The arrangement or presentation of something according to a scheme or schema: one must try to locate the precise questions with which to replace Marx’s schematism
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    • Dogmatic constraints, tactical stereotypes, schematism in place of originality, and the boring repetition of truisms are contributing factors in creative infecundity.
    • The Apollonian tendency now appears disguised as logical schematism.
    • The peculiar nature of Keynes's schematism is that it is constructed to tame ‘the extreme complexity of the actual course of events’.


early 17th century: from modern Latin schematismus, from Greek skhēmatismos 'assumption of a certain form', from skhēma, skhēmat- 'form'.

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