Meaning of classicism
Pronunciation: (klas'u-siz"um), [key]
- the principles or styles characteristic of the literature and art of ancient Greece and Rome.
- adherence to such principles.
- the classical style in literature and art, or adherence to its principles (contrasted with romanticism). Cf. classical (def. 7).
- a Greek or Latin idiom or form, esp. one used in some other language.
- classical scholarship or learning.
- classicism (Thesaurus)