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Definition of classic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1accepted or deserving to be accepted as one of the best or most important of its kind a classic novel/study/goal
  2. 2(also classical) with all the features you would expect to find; very typical a classic example of poor communication She displayed the classic symptoms of depression. I made the classic mistake of clapping in a pause in the music!
  3. 3elegant, but simple and traditional in style or design; not affected by changes in fashion a classic gray suit classic design classic cars (= cars which are no longer made, but which are still popular)
  4. 4(informal) people say That's classic! when they find something very amusing, when they think someone has been very stupid, or when something annoying, but not surprising, happens She's not going to help? Oh, that's classic!
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: classic

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