The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
- denture e. 1. the cosmetic effect produced by a dental prosthesis; 2. the qualities involved in the appearance of a given restoration.

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es·the·tics (es-thetґiks) in dentistry, a philosophy concerned especially with the appearance of a dental restoration, as achieved through its color and/or form. Also spelled aesthetics.

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  • esthetics — [es thet′iks] pl.n. AESTHETICS …   English World dictionary

  • Esthetics — AEsthetics [AE]s*thet ics, Esthetics Es*thet ics (?; 277), n. [Gr. ? perceptive, esp. by feeling, fr. ? to perceive, feel: cf. G. [ a]sthetik, F. esth[ e]tique.] The theory or philosophy of taste; the science of the beautiful in nature and art;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Esthetics — Esthete Es thete, n.; Esthetic Es*thet ic, a., Esthetical Es*thet ic*al, a., Esthetics Es*thet ics, n. etc. Same as {[AE]sthete}, {[AE]sthetic}, {[AE]sthetical}, {[AE]sthetics}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esthetics — /es thet iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) aesthetics. * * * …   Universalium

  • esthetics — n. appreciation of beauty; keen sense of taste (also aesthetics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esthetics — n. [Written also and usually Aesthetics.] Philosophy of the fine arts, theory or philosophy of taste, science of the beautiful …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • esthetics — es·thet·ics …   English syllables

  • esthetics — [iːsˈθetɪks] an American spelling of aesthetics …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • esthetics — es•thet•ics [[t]ɛsˈθɛt ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) pho aesthetics …   From formal English to slang

  • esthetics — /əsˈθɛtɪks/ (say uhs thetiks), /is / (say ees ) noun → aesthetics …   Australian-English dictionary

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