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Definition of aesthetic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also esthetic) noun
    , NAmE//ɪs‑//
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  1. 1[countable] the aesthetic qualities and ideas of something The students debated the aesthetic of the poems.
  2. 2aesthetics [uncountable] the branch of philosophy that studies the principles of beauty, especially in art
  3. aestheticism (also estheticism)
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  4. NAmE//ɛsˈθɛt̮əˌsɪzəm//
    , NAmE//ɪs‑//
    noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: aesthetic