"Platonic adj. of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato or his ideas.
Platonism n. the philosophy of Plato or his followers, especially that relating to Plato's theory or 'ideas' or 'forms', in which abstract entities ('universals') are contrasted with their objects ('particulars') in the material world. > the theory that numbers or other abstract objects are objective, timeless entities, independent of the physical world and of the symbols used to represent them.
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