Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The theory which identifies the divinities of the ancients with the elemental powers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective The theory that the heathen divinities originated in the personification of elemental powers.

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  • noun The theory that the heathen gods originated in the personification of elemental powers.

Etymologies

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elemental +‎ -ism

Examples

  • You do feel a sense of art interrupted in the retrospective here: the increasing elementalism of Palermo's art allowed his lovely sense of color to emerge, and he was setting up not to diminish his painting into nothingness, but to follow that color somewhere else - where, we never quite find out.

    Peter Frank: Pioneering Art: Three Retrospectives At LACMA

  • You do feel a sense of art interrupted in the retrospective here: the increasing elementalism of Palermo's art allowed his lovely sense of color to emerge, and he was setting up not to diminish his painting into nothingness, but to follow that color somewhere else - where, we never quite find out.

    Peter Frank: Pioneering Art: Three Retrospectives At LACMA

  • American squeamishness and hyper-puritanism have much to profit from Yiddish fiction and Asch's healthy elementalism in particular.

    New York's Yiddish Writers

  • Working again with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at Fort Collins's Blasting Room, the Risers stick to their guns figuratively and literally, mating lyrical agit-prop and punk elementalism in familiar-sounding cuts like "Re-Education (Through Labor)."

    Westword | Complete Issue

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