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Definition of aesthetic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    aesthetic

     noun
    (also esthetic) noun
    NAmE//ɛsˈθɛt̮ɪk//
     
    , 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