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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A decorative and architectural style of the period 1925-1940, characterized by geometric designs, bold colors, and the use of plastic and glass.

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  • n. a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production

Etymologies

French Art Déco, from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a 1925 exposition in Paris, France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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