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esthetics

 [es-thet´iks]
the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty; in dentistry, a philosophy concerned especially with the appearance of a dental restoration, as achieved through its color or form.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks),
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.

esthetics

/es·the·tics/ (es-thet´iks) in dentistry, a philosophy concerned especially with the appearance of a dental restoration, as achieved through its color or form.

esthetics

[esthet′iks]
Etymology: Gk, aisthetikos, sensitivity
the branch of philosophy dealing with the forms and psychological effects of beauty. In medicine, esthetics may be applied to dental reconstruction and plastic surgery. Also spelled aesthetics.

aesthetics

The study and/or implementation of the activities which are pleasing to the senses, and have sensori-emotional value.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.

esthetics (esthet´iks),

n (aesthetics) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty, especially with the components thereof; i.e., color and form.
esthetics, dentistry,
n the skills and techniques used to improve the art and symmetry of the teeth and face to enhance the appearance as well as the function of the teeth, oral cavity, and face.
esthetics, denture,
n the cosmetic effect, produced by a denture, that affects the desirable beauty, charm, character, and dignity of the individual.
esthetics, denture base,
n the esthetically proper tinting, contouring, and festooning of the gingival tissue portion of a denture base.
esthetics, gingival tissue (gingival tissue esthetics),
n See esthetics, denture base.
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Wiseman thus creates a dialogue between Levi-Strauss, artists, poets, and esthetic thinkers and in this way makes apparent the link between anthropology and esthetics.
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Instead of celebrating Croce's "grandeur of the individual spirit" by releasing the art form vertically into a platonic or Kantian sphere of esthetic transcendence, Plath takes the survivor's experience of suffering and oppression - its shame, its destruction, its courage - and inserts it laterally into historical and esthetic experience.
Neo-avant-garde positions such as arte povera find themselves continuously confronted with the question of whether and how, given the totalizing demands of spectacle culture, spaces and practices of resistance can remain open at all and still allow for the cultural articulation of concepts of subjectivity that would retain the affective, cognitive, and mnemonic differentiation of experience implicit in the definition of the esthetic.
Its impossibility was assured by virtually every esthetic precept it flaunted, at the same time that the mere fact of its existence as art demonstrated that all those precepts lacked necessity.
Unsensuous, unlovely, and gnawed right down to the bone, this piece exudes a sense of willful inquiry, of a recombination of elements toward something with no patience for esthetic beauty.
The revolutionary product that results from this sophisticated technology requires no hand-modification, yet combines in a single product excellent esthetic outcomes, ease of use and higher profitability than is possible using traditional protocols and products.
Finally, the viewer is left wondering whether esthetics can lay claim to truth and knowledge.
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