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PLATONIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Platonic mean? 

PLATONIC (adjective)
  The adjective PLATONIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy
2. free from physical desire

  Familiarity information: PLATONIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLATONIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Platonic dialogues

Pertainym:

Plato (ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC))


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Meaning:

Free from physical desire

Context example:

platonic love

Similar:

passionless (not passionate)


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