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classic

2 noun
     
classic2 [countable]
1 a book, play, or film that is important and has been admired for a long time:
'La Grande Illusion' is one of the classics of French cinema.
all-time/modern/design etc classic
The play has become an American classic.
2 something that is very good and one of the best examples of its kind:
What makes a car a classic?
3

classics

[plural]SE the language, literature, and history of Ancient Rome and Greece [↪ classicist]:
Judith studied classics at Oxford.

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