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art form

noun
1.
the more or less established structure, pattern, or scheme followed in shaping an artistic work:
The sonata, the sonnet, and the novel are all art forms.
2.
a medium for artistic expression:
ballet, sculpture, opera, and other art forms.
3.
a medium other than the artistic regarded as having highly developed or systematized rules, procedures, or formulations:
international diplomacy regarded as an art form.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for art-form

art form

noun
1.
a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet
2.
a recognized medium of artistic expression
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