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[es-thet-iks] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)


[es-thet-ik] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective, noun
Related forms
nonesthetic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for esthetics
  • Either it is taking a correspondence course in cinema esthetics or it is trying to get out of the way.
  • The conceptual drawing indicates his lack of discipline, logic and esthetics.
  • If you've got an eye for design and esthetics, this could be a dream job for you.
  • But to specialize in esthetics, cosmetology does not contain enough education and training.
British Dictionary definitions for esthetics


/iːsˈθɛtɪks; ɪs-/
noun (functioning as sing)
the branch of philosophy concerned with the study of such concepts as beauty, taste, etc
the study of the rules and principles of art
Word Origin
C18: from Greek aisthētikos perceptible by the senses, from aisthesthai to perceive
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Word Origin and History for esthetics



alternative form of aesthetic (see aesthetic). Also see æ. Related: esthetical; esthetically; esthetician; esthetics.

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esthetics in Medicine

esthetics es·thet·ics (ěs-thět'ĭks)
Variant of aesthetics.

esthetic es·thet·ic (ěs-thět'ĭk)
Variant of aesthetic.

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