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Definition of classic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a book, movie, or song that is well known and considered to be of very high quality, setting standards for other books, etc. American classics such as “Little House on the Prairie” The novel may become a modern classic.
  2. 2[countable] a thing that is an excellent example of its kind That match was a classic.
  3. 3Classics [uncountable] the study of ancient Greek and Roman culture, especially their languages and literature a degree in Classics
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