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

  • n. The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty, as in the fine arts.
  • n. In Kantian philosophy, the branch of metaphysics concerned with the laws of perception.
  • n. The study of the psychological responses to beauty and artistic experiences.
  • n. A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful: minimalist aesthetics.
  • n. An artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance: "They're looking for quality construction, not aesthetics” ( Ron Schram).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study or philosophy of beauty.


From aesthetic +‎ -ics. (Wiktionary)



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