What does absurdism mean?

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  1. (philosophy) A philosophy which holds that the universe is chaotic and irrational and that any attempt to impose order will ultimately fail. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  2. (countable) Absurdity, something that is absurd
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There is an inherent pitfall in such movements as surrealism, Dadaism, and absurdism.
Under the influence of European absurdism, the climate of contemporary American theater has shifted.
Both contemporary satirists have really borrowed the idea from the high avatar of absurdism Samuel Beckett.
However, the serious subject matter is often played for laughs rather than the absurdism it requires.
Dada is as extinct as the dodo, and absurdism gave Surrealism a different spin.
The satire seems a bit vanilla but it's a family film so I'm not expecting total absurdism.

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