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classicism (countable and uncountable, plural classicisms)

  1. (uncountable) All the classical traditions of the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, especially the aspects of simplicity, elegance and proportion.
  2. (uncountable) Classical scholarship.
  3. (countable) A Latin or Ancient Greek expression used in an English sentence.

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