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Meaning of avant-gardism

a•vant-gard•ism

Pronunciation: (u-vänt"gär'diz-um, u-vant"-, av"änt-, ä"vänt-), [key]
— n.
  1. the attitudes, techniques, etc., of the cultural avant-garde.
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