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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: classicus; CLASSIC1

classical

adjective
     
clas‧si‧cal W3
1 belonging to a traditional style or set of ideas
the classical theory of relativity
2 relating to music that is considered to be important and serious and that has a value that continues for a long time
classical music/musician/composer etc
a leading classical violinist
a classical repertoire
3SHSG relating to the language, literature etc of Ancient Greece and Rome:
classical literature
a classical scholar
classical mythology
4 also classic typical of a particular thing or situation:
the classical argument against democracy
classically adverb:
a classically trained singer
Classically, infection appears in the lower jaw.
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