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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy: Platonic dialogues; Platonic ontology.
  • adj. Transcending physical desire and tending toward the purely spiritual or ideal: platonic love.
  • adj. Speculative or theoretical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Plato, or his philosophy, school, or opinions.
  • adj. Pure, passionless; nonsexual; philosophical.
  • n. A follower of Plato; a Platonist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Plato (about 427-347 b. c.), or to his doctrines.
  • n. A follower of Plato; a Platonist.
  • n. One who loves with a Platonic affection.
  • Pertaining to the Greek comic poet Plato (about 427-388 b. c.).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy
  • adj. free from physical desire

Etymologies

After Plato.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin platonicus; surface analysis is Plato + -n- ("(intervocalic)") +‎ -ic (“relating to”). (Wiktionary)

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