1840, "strict adherence to prescribed forms," from formal + -ism. Used over the years in philosophy, theology, literature, and art in various senses suggesting detachment of form from content, or spirituality, or meaning; or belief in the sufficiency of formal logic. Related: Formalist.
1. This is what is called formalism.
2. The development of formalism is contrary to the spirit of the legislation.
3. Montesquieu's sociological " formalism " is insensitive to the problems of genesis and change.
孟德斯鸠的社会学的 “ 形态论 ” 对发生和演变的问题漠不关心.
4. Unlike the previous formalism it is only applicable to polarized waves.
5. Radiation effects relevant to this formalism are additive.