esthetics

[es-thet-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
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esthetic

[es-thet-ik]
adjective, noun

nonesthetic, adjective
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aesthetics or sometimes (US) esthetics (iːsˈθɛtɪks, ɪs-, iːsˈθɛtɪks, ɪs-)
 
n
1.  the branch of philosophy concerned with the study of such concepts as beauty, taste, etc
2.  the study of the rules and principles of art
 
[C18: from Greek aisthētikos perceptible by the senses, from aisthesthai to perceive]
 
esthetics or sometimes (US) esthetics
 
n
 
[C18: from Greek aisthētikos perceptible by the senses, from aisthesthai to perceive]

esthete (ˈiːsθiːt)
 
n
a US spelling of aesthete
 
esthetic
 
adj
 
es'thetical
 
adj
 
es'thetically
 
adv
 
esthetician
 
n
 
es'theticism
 
n
 
es'thetics
 
n

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esthetic
alternate form of aesthetic (see aesthetic). Also see æ. Related: esthetical; esthetically; esthetician; esthetics
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esthetic es·thet·ic (ěs-thět'ĭk)
adj.
Variant of aesthetic.

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

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Example sentences
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.
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