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Antonyms for formalism

the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented

(philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications

the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms

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A new or modified Visual Formalism or application data class need only be linked into an executable and then it will be available to the extension language.
A stance against formalism in election appeal procedures is taken by the CoE, especially in politically sensitive cases, stating the need to avoid complicated and time-consuming procedures.
Together, New Formalism and Establishment Clause Creep form the
We have now become accustomed to pessimistic exercises of formalism as a negative theology.
The idea developed in this paper is to determine a powerful formalism and abstraction that is as universal as possible to federate a ser of concepts for the expression of different models.
Despite the overall good relationship between the Party and the people, Xi reminded party members of mounting hazards they face, namely laxity, mediocrity, distancing themselves from the people and corruption, which can be concluded as "four forms of decadence": formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance.
Textually, the formalism is verbalized as R : X [right arrow] Y.
1) I say "resuscitate" because formalism has not been in favor for several decades.
A formalism for computation theory implicitly defines each and every computational state by the totality of its computational relations (e.
Bredehoft's opening summary of the problems posed by Sieversian formalism is clear and unarguable: Sievers' system leaves too many examples of poetry unexplained, requiring recourse to the label 'bad' poetry; and it requires the evidence to be massaged to fit the rules.
Rejection of formalism is again, only one perspective (not all) of the contextualism that the author proposes to propound.
If this latter formalism were taken as fundamental and complete we would be lead to the introduction of a pseudo-Riemannian "spacetime" description of sound, with a metric characterised by an "invariant speed of sound".
In contrast, formalism is all about the self-conscious use of movie techniques, such as the elaborate editing in Alfred Hitchcock's shower sequence from "Psycho" (1960), or Martin Scorsese's frequent use of freeze frames in "GoodFellas" (1990).