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Definition 1: the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms - [noun denoting act]

(formalism is a kind of ...) a customary way of operation or behavior

"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"

Definition 2: (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 - [noun denoting cognition]

(formalism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(formalism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 3: the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented - [noun denoting cognition]

(formalism is a kind of ...) a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

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