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Definition of classicism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    classicism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈklæsəˌsɪzəm//
     
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  1. 1 a style of art and literature that is simple and elegant, and is based on the styles of ancient Greece and Rome. Classicism was popular in Europe in the 18th century.
  2. 2a style or form that has simple, natural qualities, and pleasing combinations of parts
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: classicism