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English definition of “cubism”

cubism

noun [U] uk   /ˈkjuː.bɪ.zəm/ specialized us  
a style of modern art in which an object or person is shown as a set of geometric shapes and as if seen from many different angles at the same timeArt history and artistic movements
cubist
adjective, noun [C] uk   /-bɪst/ us  
Art history and artistic movementsArtists
(Definition of cubism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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