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Definition 1: a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where classicalism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans

Synonyms for classicalism in the sense of this definition

(classicalism is a kind of ...) the style of a particular artist or school or movement

"an imaginative orchestral idiom"

(classicalism is a kind of ...) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

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