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Noun: classicism  'kla-si,si-zum
  1. A movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favoured rationality and restraint and strict forms
    "classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans";
    - classicalism

Derived forms: classicisms

Type of: artistic style, arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, idiom, liberal arts

Antonym: Romanticism

Encyclopedia: Classicism