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From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).
- (key): /'klæs?kl?/
- Hyphenation: clas?si?cal
classical (comparative more classical, superlative most classical)
- Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
- Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.
1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, ->ISBN, page vii:
Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha-taxonomy which is, very largely and for sound reasons, in disrepute today.
- (music) Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
- (informal, music) Describing art music (rather than pop, jazz, blues, etc), especially when played using instruments of the orchestra.
- 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.
- Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined
- classical dance.
- (physics) Pertaining to models of physical laws that do not take quantum or relativistic effects into account; Newtonian or Maxwellian.
describing a style of music