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

  • n. A branch of neoimpressionism in which colors are divided into their components and mechanically arranged so that the eye organizes the shape.

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  • n. In art, the use of small areas of color to construct an image.


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  • It is not hard to fathom why Rwanda, still not fully healed from an ethnic slaughter that was egged on by radio zealots, would look for ways to regulate what it calls "divisionism" in the media.

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  • April and charged with collaboration with armed groups, genocide denial and "divisionism" - charges she denies.


  • It is also called divisionism or neoimpressionism.

    [art] do you know your major movements

  • As the election in 2003 approached, Mr. Kagame's main rival was accused of "divisionism," or advocating one ethnicity over another.

    Land That Outlawed Hate On Edge as Key Vote Nears

  • The incumbent Kagame, 46, campaigned on a theme of national unity, while his main rival Faustin Twagiramungu, from the Hutu majority, was accused of ethnic "divisionism", a serious accusation in country still traumatised by the legacy of its genocide.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Ntaganda's prosecution for threatening state security and 'divisionism' was based solely on his speeches criticizing government policies," the statement said.

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  • In practice, the government can label any criticism against it as "divisionism", which entitles it to lock up the offenders.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • In December last year, Ntaganda denied senate charges of peddling ethnic "divisionism" and genocide ideology.

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  • Just mentioning such a term is labeled "divisionism" and can get you twenty years in jail.

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  • Amnesty also wants Rwanda to revise laws on genocide ideology and divisionism, which the rights group says Rwanda uses to limit free speech.

    Amnesty Urges Rwanda Ease Restrictions on Freedom of Expression


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