n. a style and movement in art, esp. painting, in which objects are represented as an assemblage of geometrical forms.
cubist n. & adj.
Etymology: F cubisme (as CUBE)

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  • Cubism — Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d Avignon, 1907. Considered to be a major step towards the founding of the Cubist movement.[1] Cubism was a 20th century avant garde art movement, pioneered by P …   Wikipedia

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  • cubism — noun /ˈkjuːb.izəm/ An artistic movement in the early 20th Century characterized by the depiction of natural forms as geometric structures of planes. Matisse coined the name Cubism as a derisive joke. See Also: cubist, cubistic, cubistically …   Wiktionary

  • Cubism — [[t]kju͟ːbɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Cubism is a style of art, begun in the early twentieth century, in which objects are represented as if they could be seen from several different positions at the same time, using many lines and geometric shapes …   English dictionary

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  • cubism — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1911 a style of art that stresses abstract structure at the expense of other pictorial elements especially by displaying several aspects of the same object simultaneously and by fragmenting the form of depicted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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