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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aesthetics, estheticsnoun

    (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)

    "traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"


  1. aestheticsnoun

    The study or philosophy of beauty.


  1. aesthetics

    Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature, meaning, and appreciation of beauty, art, and good taste. It broadly studies the concepts of perception, expression, and creation, and specifically explores how individuals and cultures perceive, regard, and create beauty or art. The term can also refer to a set of principles or guidelines underlying a particular style or artistic movement. In everyday use, it may refer to the visual attractiveness or appeal of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aestheticsnoun

    alt. of Esthetics


  1. Aesthetics

    Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste. More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature." More specific aesthetic theory, often with practical implications, relating to a particular branch of the arts is divided into areas of aesthetics such as art theory, literary theory, film theory and music theory.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aesthetics in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aesthetics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aesthetics in a Sentence

  1. Amanda Stiles:

    We have very similar facial and body features, and our ‘style aesthetics’ are basically the same, we both love makeup and fashion, so it was exciting being able to relate to each other over that right off the bat.

  2. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Nothing is beautiful, only man on this piece of navety rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second nothing is ugly but degenerate man-the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

  3. Bill Moreau:

    This sport is much more than the aesthetics that all of us can see above the water, under the water they are battling gravity to execute their routine. These swimmers truly are athletes, and they should be receiving the same level of respect as other sports that produce more revenue and television coverage.

  4. Jason Walsh:

    He did n’t need to look like Jason Bourne yet, so our focus changed from aesthetics to just keeping him healthy.

  5. Henry James:

    There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.

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