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

  • n. Art produced or intended primarily for beauty rather than utility.
  • n. Any of the art forms, such as sculpture, painting, or music, used to create such art. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills: the fine art of teaching.

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  • n. An exact skill that needs practice to perfect.
  • n. The singular form of fine arts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

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