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

  • n. Aesthetic attitudes and principles manifested in the art, architecture, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome and characterized by emphasis on form, simplicity, proportion, and restraint.
  • n. Adherence to the aesthetic values embodied in ancient Greek and Roman art and literature.
  • n. Classical scholarship.
  • n. A Greek or Latin expression or idiom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. All the classical traditions of the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, especially the aspects of simplicity, elegance and proportion
  • n. Classical scholarship
  • n. A Greek or Latin expression used in an English sentence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A classic idiom or expression; a classicalism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An idiom or the style of the classics.
  • n. The adoption or imitation of what is classical or classic in style.
  • n. Classical scholarship or learning.

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

  • n. a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms

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