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Aesthetic (relating to beauty or the arts) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective aesthetic

What does aesthetic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more aesthetic / most aesthetic

  1. relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
  2. concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  3. aesthetically pleasing

Alternative definition of the adjective aesthetic

adjective

  1. Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.

Definition of the adjective aesthetic for high school students

    artistic, related to the appreciation of beauty
    • example: We hired Susan as our interior decorator because she has such a fine aesthetic sense.

The adjective aesthetic is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the noun aesthetic

What does aesthetic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aesthetics

  1. (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful

Alternative definition of the noun aesthetic

noun

  1. The study of art or beauty.
  2. That which appeals to the senses.

Music

"Aesthetic" is the debut EP by American rock band From First to Last, released in 2003. It was the band's first release. Original pressings contain the band's original name First To Last, but later pressings changed when the band added the From to the beginning of their name. In 2008, Aesthetic has become available again in the iTunes Store.

Phrases with Aesthetic

  1. Aesthetic Emotion
  2. Aesthetic Surgery

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aesthetic

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Google previewBarron's Officer Candidate School Test (2006)

by Rod Powers

Used as an adjective, aesthetic means the appreciation of beauty or good taste. 7. The correct answer is c - oddball. Used as a noun, eccentric means one who deviates markedly from an established norm.

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

aesthetic (AmE esthetic) /is'0etik/ adjective Aesthetic means relating to beauty and art and to people's perception, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of them.

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

aesthetic contemplation ' ästhetische Kontemplation f. ästhetisches Wohlgefallen n (aes) aesthetic discourse s ästhetischer Diskurs m (aes) aesthetic disinterestedness e ästhetische lnteresselosigkeit f (aes) —) disinterested appreciation.

Google previewDictionary of Nursing Theory and Research (2010)

Fourth Edition by Bethel Ann Powers, Thomas R. Knapp

Aesthetic knowledge, which is the focus of this type of inquiry, deals with art and perception of meaning through...

work encouraged aesthetic inquiry in nursing through a blending of practices from *hermeneutic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (2010)

by Craig Kridel

The multiple forms that these inquiries can take are integral to the nature of the aesthetic as the capacity to perceive. Aesthetic-based research, grounded in perceptual awareness, highlights the significant role of the body as reciprocal medium ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Aesthetics (2006)

by Dabney Townsend

0 AESTHETIC CONCEPTS gaged is to be asking questions of what one perceives that distract one from the kind of immediate, distanced perception that an aesthetic attitude requires. Whereas taste and criticism were virtual synonyms in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1

The Black Aesthetic is based upon the premise that black people, particularly African Americans and, by extension, other Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora, have an experience and a cultural heritage that set them apart and that ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (2006)

by Peter Childs, Professor of English and Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and European Studies Roger Fowler, Roger Fowler

Eckhoff, The Aesthetic Movement in English Literature (1959); Graham Hough, The Last Romantics ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

aesthetic object. Rather than looking through a defamiliarized text or object, the reader is thereby prompted to look at it, to contemplate the raw stuff, or facture, of the work itself. In Shklovsky's famous phrasing, defamiliarization makes the stone ...

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Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. (Alfred North Whitehead)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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