esthetics

[ es-thet-iks ]
/ ɛsˈθɛt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

Definition for esthetics (2 of 2)

aesthetic

or es·thet·ic

[ es-thet-ik or, esp. British, ees- ]
/ ɛsˈθɛt ɪk or, esp. British, is- /

adjective

noun

Origin of aesthetic

1795–1800; < New Latin aesthēticus < Greek aisthētikós “pertaining to sense perception, perceptible, sensitive” equivalent to aisthēt(ḗs) (see aesthete) + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM aesthetic

non·aes·thet·ic, adjectivepseu·do·aes·thet·ic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH aesthetic

acetic aesthetic ascetic
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British Dictionary definitions for esthetics

aesthetic

sometimes US esthetic

/ (iːsˈθɛtɪk, ɪs-) /

adjective Also: aesthetical, sometimes US esthetical

connected with aesthetics or its principles
  1. relating to pure beauty rather than to other considerations
  2. artistic or relating to good tastean aesthetic consideration

noun

a principle of taste or style adopted by a particular person, group, or culturethe Bauhaus aesthetic of functional modernity

Derived forms of aesthetic

aesthetically or sometimes US esthetically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for esthetics (1 of 2)

esthetics
[ ĕs-thĕtĭks ]

n.

Variant ofaesthetics

Medicine definitions for esthetics (2 of 2)

aesthetic

adj.

Relating to the sensations.
Relating to esthetics.
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