Pla·ton·ic (plə-tŏnĭk, plā-)
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy: Platonic dialogues; Platonic ontology.
2. often platonic Friendly or affectionate without involving sexual relations: platonic love.
3. often platonic Speculative or theoretical.
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