Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The theory which identifies the divinities of the ancients with the 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

  • 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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