Meaning of pedantry

ped•ant•ry

Pronunciation: (ped'n-trē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. the character, qualities, practices, etc., of a pedant, esp. undue display of learning.
  2. slavish attention to rules, details, etc.
  3. an instance of being pedantic: the pedantries of modern criticism.
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