Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature, expression, and perception of beauty, as in the fine arts.
  • noun The study of the psychological responses to beauty and artistic experiences.
  • noun A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful.
  • noun An artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance.

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  • noun The study or philosophy of beauty.

Etymologies

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From aesthetic +‎ -ics.

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