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Adjective
/pləˈtänik/,
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Of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato or his ideas,
  1. Of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato or his ideas

  2. (of love or friendship) Intimate and affectionate but not sexual
    • - their relationship is purely platonic
  3. Confined to words, theories, or ideals, and not leading to practical action


  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy; "Platonic dialogues"
  2. free from physical desire; "platonic love"
  3. (platonism) (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
  4. Platonia insignis, the sole species of the genus Platonia, is a tree of the family Clusiaceae native to South America in the humid forests of Brazil, Paraguay, parts of Colombia and northeast to Guyana; specially in Amazon Rainforest. ...
  5. (Platonia (philosophy)) In Julian Barbour's book , "Platonia" is the name given to his hypothetic entity of a timeless realm containing every possible "Now" or momentary configuration of the universe.
  6. Platonism is the philosophy of Plato or the name of other philosophical systems considered closely derived from it. In a narrower sense the term might indicate the doctrine of Platonic realism. ...
  7. Of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors; Not sexual in nature (sense derived through a popular interpretation of the above views)
  8. (Platonism) The embracing of the doctrines of the philosopher Plato, popular among the poets of the Renaissance and the Romantic period. Platonism is more flexible than Aristotelian Criticism and places more emphasis on the supernatural and unknown aspects of life. ...
  9. (Platonism (40)) Idea that things that are not seen (forms) maintain supremacy over things that are seen. There are two worlds, the material world which is a shadow world, and the real world where the perfect forms of everything, including God exist. The problem was how to get to this reality.
  10. (Platonism) Agreement with the views of Plato, especially with his assertion of the real existence of the "ideas" or "Forms".  See realism (Platonic).
  11. (Platonism) Pneumatology derives from the two Greek words pneu=ma(pneuma) meaning "spirit" and lo/goj(logos) meaning "word." Generally the study or science of things spiritual. In Christian theology pneumatology is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
  12. (Platonism) The belief that mathematical objects exist independent of physical models. It is a useful pretense in mathematics, especially in geometry.
  13. (Platonism) The collective beliefs and arguments presented in Plato's writings stressing especially that actual things are copies of ideas.
  14. (Platonism) Thoughts and writings developed in the fifth century B.C. in Athens by Plato, the greatest student of Socrates. ...
  15. (Platonism) View which holds material world is simply imperfect reflection of ideal concepts.
  16. (Platonism) is a family of views that get their name because they involve entities--propositions, properties, sets--which, like Plato's Forms, are held to be abstract, immutable things that exist outside space and time. ...
  17. Five fundamental convex polyhedra. They have regular faces and identical vertices.
  18. love in its modern popular sense is an affectionate relationship into which the sexual element does not enter, especially in cases where one might easily assume otherwise.