[pleyt-n-iz-uh m] /ˈpleɪt nˌɪz əm/
the philosophy or doctrines of Plato or his followers.
a Platonic doctrine or saying.
the belief that physical objects are impermanent representations of unchanging Ideas, and that the Ideas alone give true knowledge as they are known by the mind.
(sometimes lowercase) the doctrine or practice of platonic love.
the teachings of Plato and his followers, esp the philosophical theory that the meanings of general words are real existing abstract entities (Forms) and that particular objects have properties in common by virtue of their relationship with these Forms Compare nominalism, conceptualism, intuitionism
the realist doctrine that mathematical entities have real existence and that mathematical truth is independent of human thought
1540s, from Plato (see Platonic) + -ist.
1560s, from Plato (see Platonic) + -ism.
The philosophy of Plato, or an approach to philosophy resembling his. For example, someone who asserts that numbers exist independently of the things they number could be called a Platonist.
[pleyt-n-ahyz] /ˈpleɪt nˌaɪz/ verb (used without object), Platonized, Platonizing. 1. to follow or adopt the doctrines of Plato. 2. to think or reason in the manner of Plato. verb (used with object), Platonized, Platonizing. 3. to give a Platonic character to. 4. to explain in accordance with Platonic principles.
noun, U.S. Army. 1. the senior noncommissioned officer in a platoon, equivalent to sergeant first class.
[plaht-doich] /ˈplɑtˌdɔɪtʃ/ noun 1. the Low German vernacular dialects spoken in northern Germany. /German ˈplatdɔytʃ/ noun 1. another name for Low German “Low German dialect of northern Germany,” 1814, from German, from Dutch platduits, literally “flat (or low) German,” from plat “flat, plain, clear” + duits “German” (see Dutch). In contrast to the speech of […]
[plat] /plæt/ noun 1. a river flowing E from the junction of the North and South Platte rivers in central Nebraska to the Missouri River S of Omaha. 310 miles (500 km) long. /plæt/ noun 1. a river system of the central US, formed by the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte at […]