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- n. The belief that an entity or event has within itself its own meaning or purpose.
- n. In literature or art, the belief that a work, having been created, is a justification in and of itself. Poems with a unified rhetorical device to frame the poem in a singular idea.
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- n. belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification.
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- n. belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification
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