Meaning of pointillism

poin•til•lism

Pronunciation: (pwan'tl-iz"um, -tē-iz"-, poin'tl-iz"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a theory and technique developed by the neo-impressionists, based on the principle that juxtaposed dots of pure color, as blue and yellow, are optically mixed into the resulting hue, as green, by the viewer.
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