classical - definition and synonyms

adjective [usually before noun] 

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  1. 1
    following the original or traditional standard for something

    Keynes’s criticism of the classical theory of full employment

  2. 3
    relating to the languages, literature, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome

    classical mythology

    a classical scholar

  3. 4
    linguistics relating to the languages of important literature in the past. Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Arabic, and Sanskrit are classical languages.