English - Etymology
English - Adjective
- 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. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
- (music) Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
- (informal, music) Describing serious 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; as, a classical style.
- (physics) Pertaining to models of physical laws that do not take quantum or relativistic effects into account; Newtonian or Maxwellian.