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Pronunciation: (nē"ō-im-presh'u-niz"um), [key]
n. (sometimes cap.) Fine Arts.
the theory and practice of a group of post-impressionists of about the middle 1880s, characterized chiefly by a systematic juxtaposition of dots or points of pure color according to a concept of the optical mixture of hues. Cf. pointillism.

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