Definition of schematism in English:



mass noun
  • The arrangement or presentation of something according to a scheme or schema.

    ‘one must try to locate the precise questions with which to replace Marx's schematism’
    • ‘This occurs in what Kant calls transcendental schematism.’
    • ‘The peculiar nature of Keynes's schematism is that it is constructed to tame ‘the extreme complexity of the actual course of events’.’
    • ‘Keynes also explains in detail how to use in practice his logical schematism.’
    • ‘Thus for Keynes intuition is an important instrument to put at work in his logical schematism.’
    • ‘Dogmatic constraints, tactical stereotypes, schematism in place of originality, and the boring repetition of truisms are contributing factors in creative infecundity.’
    • ‘The Apollonian tendency now appears disguised as logical schematism.’
    • ‘This schematism of our understanding with regard to appearances and their mere form is a hidden art in the depths of the human soul, whose true operations we can divine from nature and lay unveiled before our eyes only with difficulty.’
    • ‘The novel has a schematism or geometric quality, as in the abstract shape of the diptych or the dyad of the book's two sections, which are titled ‘The Prince’ and ‘The Princess.’’


Early 17th century: from modern Latin schematismus, from Greek skhēmatismos ‘assumption of a certain form’, from skhēma, skhēmat- ‘form’.