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elegance (n.)

c. 1500, "tastefulness, correctness, harmoniousness, refinement," of speech or prose, from Latin elegantia "taste, propriety, refinement," from elegantem (see elegant). Earlier form was elegancy (early 15c.). Meaning "refined luxury" is from 1797. Via French come German Eleganz, Swedish elegans, etc.

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Definitions of elegance from WordNet

elegance (n.)
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste;
she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility
elegance (n.)
a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics);
the simplicity and elegance of his invention
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