Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a mandala (ritualistic geometric design) or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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mandala +‎ -like

Examples

  • At one end, a series of mandalalike "sacred shapes" made up of circles, triangles, squares - forms that have recurred in mythological and artistic representations of the cosmos - bounce out of the walls, evolving and morphing into cylinders, Slinkys, and other configurations.

    International Herald Tribune - World News, Analysis, and Global Opinions

  • Paul Laffoley, which treat themes from Heidegger to alien abduction in a mandalalike manner, are, from an aesthetic standpoint, disastrous, but their madcap intensity cannot be denied.

    The Guardian World News

  • Among other striking or otherwise distinctive works in the show is Laura Lashley's untitled, mandalalike painting of bright orange flower petals arranged in concentric rings on a black background, like a stylized rendition of fireworks exploding in the night sky.

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