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Definition of Platonic

  PLATONIC   adjective
Pertaining to the philosophy of Socrates.  Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
pl??t?n?k adj. 1 of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato (d. 347 BC) or his ideas. 2 (platonic) (of love or friendship) purely spiritual, not sexual. 3 (platonic) confined to words or theory; not leading to action; harmless. °Platonic solid (or body) any of the five regular solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron). °°Platonically adv. [L Platonicus f. Gk Platonikos f. Platon Plato]

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