What does classical mean?

Definitions for classical
ˈklæs ɪ kəlclas·si·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. classical music, classical, serious music(adj)

    traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

  2. classical, classic(adj)

    of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

    "classic Cinese pottery"

  3. authoritative, classical, classic, definitive(adj)

    of recognized authority or excellence

    "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"

  4. classical(adj)

    of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome

    " a classical scholar"

  5. classical(adj)

    (language) having the form used by ancient standard authors

    "classical Greek

  6. classical, classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenic(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

    "classical mythology"; "classical

Wiktionary

  1. classical(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.

    Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

  2. classical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.

    Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

  3. classical(Adjective)

    Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

    Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

  4. classical(Adjective)

    Describing serious music (rather than pop, jazz, blues etc), especially when played using instruments of the orchestra.

    Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

  5. classical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.

    Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

  6. classical(Adjective)

    Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.

    Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Classical(noun)

    of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art

    Etymology: [L. classicus relating to the classes of the Roman people, and especially to the frist class; hence, of the first rank, superior, from classis class: cf. F. classique. See Class, n.]

  2. Classical(noun)

    of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, esp. to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds

    Etymology: [L. classicus relating to the classes of the Roman people, and especially to the frist class; hence, of the first rank, superior, from classis class: cf. F. classique. See Class, n.]

  3. Classical(noun)

    conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style

    Etymology: [L. classicus relating to the classes of the Roman people, and especially to the frist class; hence, of the first rank, superior, from classis class: cf. F. classique. See Class, n.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'classical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2987

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'classical' in Adjectives Frequency: #412

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How to say classical in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of classical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of classical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of classical in a Sentence

  1. Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic:

    There is no structural reason why operating margins of our cloud business should not exceed those of our classical on-premise business.

  2. Brian Krzanich:

    Quantum computing represents a completely different approach to computing. This technology will be able to solve problems that are insurmountable today, just as we ushered in the era of our classical personal computing, we’re pushing the boundaries of the quantum computing revolution.

  3. Carl Palmer:

    Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come, he was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz.

  4. Russell Green:

    The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.

  5. Seton Hall Professor Lopez:

    Through the gained knowledge of physics, in particular the sub-field of Newtonian or classical mechanics, we're capable of making very accurate calculations of the exact times when solar eclipses will happen and the terrestrial locations of where total solar eclipses will occur, it impresses me immensely that [the] Universe has a repeating and cyclical nature that we've figured out.

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