See also: platonic and platònic

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From Latin Platōnicus. By surface analysis, Plato +‎ -n- (intervocalic) +‎ -ic (relating to).

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  • IPA(key): /pləˈtɒnɪk/
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Platonic (comparative more Platonic, superlative most Platonic)

  1. Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of platonic (non-sexual).
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 193:
      The homosexual dismisses heterosexual love as a distasteful bondage to normalcy and bourgeois domestication, but the Platonic lover of the soul is dismissing all sexuality as bondage to the physical world.

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Platonic (plural Platonics)

  1. A Platonist; a follower of Plato's ideas.
  2. A Platonic solid.

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