AskDefine | Define formalistic

Dictionary Definition

formalistic adj : concerned with or characterized by rigorous or adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art); "highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'" [syn: formalized, formalised]

Extensive Definition

Formalism or formalization is the activity or its product which rigorously follows a set/system of rules previously defined and usually known.
It can refer to a set of beliefs in philosophy, art, literature, or music.
formalistic in Catalan: Formalisme
formalistic in German: Formalismus
formalistic in Spanish: Formalismo
formalistic in Galician: Formalismo
formalistic in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Formalismo (disambiguation)
formalistic in Hebrew: פורמליזם
formalistic in Dutch: Formalisme
formalistic in Japanese: 形式主義
formalistic in Polish: Formalizm
formalistic in Portuguese: Formalismo
formalistic in Russian: Формализм
formalistic in Chinese: 形式主义

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