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aesthetics


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEsthetics  \[AE]s*thet"ics\,  Esthetics  \Es*thet"ics\  (?;  277), 
  n.  [Gr.  ?  perceptive,  esp.  by  feeling,  fr  ?  to  perceive, 
  feel:  cf  G.  ["a]sthetik,  F.  esth['e]tique.] 
  The  theory  or  philosophy  of  taste;  the  science  of  the 
  beautiful  in  nature  and  art;  esp.  that  which  treats  of  the 
  expression  and  embodiment  of  beauty  by  art. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aesthetics 
  n  :  the  branch  of  philosophy  dealing  with  beauty  and  taste  [syn: 
  {esthetics}] 




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