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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification.

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  • noun The belief that an entity or event has within itself its own meaning or purpose.
  • noun art 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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  • noun belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification

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