(Greek, ismos; Latin, ismus: a suffix: belief in, practice of, condition of, process, characteristic behavior or manner, abnormal state, distinctive feature or trait)
One of the primary objectives of surrealism is to go beyond the ordinary processes of thinking and logic by existing in a mental world and in dreams.2. Etymology: from French surréalisme; from Latin sur-, "above, beyond" + réalisme, "realism".
Created in 1917 by Guillaume Apollinaire, and then taken over by Andre Breton as the name of the movement he launched in 1924 with Manifeste de Surréalisme.
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2. Reasoning from the general to the particular; deductive logic: A syllogism can be an instance of subtle, tricky, or specious reasoning; or one that seems to be true but is actually false or deceptive.
2. Association of two different organisms (usually two plants, or an animal and a plant) which live attached to each other, or one as a tenant of the other, and contribute to each other’s support.
Also more widely, any intimate association of two or more different organisms, whether mutually beneficial or not.3. The biological association of two or more species for their mutual benefit.
4. The mutual cooperation or interdependence of two people, as mother and infant, or husband and wife; sometimes used to denote excessive or pathological interdependence of two persons.
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2. The disguised representation in conscious thought of unconscious or repressed contents or events.
3. A set or system of symbols.
4. A symbolic meaning or character.
5. The principles and practice of symbolists in art or literature.
6. When capitlized, a movement of the late 19th century in French art and literature.
7. The use of any of certain special figures or marks of identification to signify a religious message or divine being, as the cross for Christ and the Christian faith.
2. An assumed occult influenee of one mind upon another mind, inducing similarity of sensations and of emotions.