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Meaning of synthetic cubism

synthet'ic cub'ism

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— Fine Arts. (sometimes caps.)Fine Arts.
  1. the late phase of cubism, characterized chiefly by an increased use of color and the imitation or introduction of a wide range of textures and material into painting. Cf.
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