Classical meaning

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The definition of classical is a style of music that places importance on formal composition.

An example of classical is Beethoven.

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Classical is defined as music, literature, art or culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

An example of classical is Homer's Iliad.

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Of, relating to, or being a variety of a language that is epitomized by a prestigious body of literature.
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Of or relating to physics that can be described without the use of quantum mechanics or relativity.
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Relating to or consisting of studies in the humanities and general sciences.

A classical curriculum.

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Of the art, literature, and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans, or their writers, artists, etc.
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Well versed in or devoted to Greek and Roman culture, literature, etc.

A classical scholar.

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Designating or of a specified area or course of study that is or has been standard and traditionally authoritative, not new, recent, and experimental.

Classical political science.

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Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
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Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.
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(music) Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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(informal, music) Describing serious music (rather than pop, jazz, blues etc), especially when played using instruments of the orchestra.
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Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.
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Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.
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(physics) Pertaining to models of physical laws that do not take quantum or relativistic effects into account; Newtonian or Maxwellian.
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Characteristic of or derived from the literary and artistic standards, principles, and methods of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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Origin of classical

  • From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).
    From Wiktionary