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aesthetics (n.)

1803, from aesthetic (adj.); also see -ics.

updated on November 14, 2016

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Definitions of aesthetics from WordNet

aesthetics (n.)
(art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art);
traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
Synonyms: esthetics
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