Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Aesthetically'
adv : in a tasteful way; "this building is aesthetically very
pleasing" [syn: esthetically]
- AEsthetic \[AE]s*thet"ic\, AEsthetical \[AE]s*thet"ic*al\,a.
Of or Pertaining to [ae]sthetics; versed in [ae]sthetics; as,
[ae]sthetic studies, emotions, ideas, persons, etc. --
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Aesthetically'
Eastern · Islamic
Aesthetics (also spelled æsthetics or esthetics) is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty.
It was derived from the Greek αἰσθητικός (aisthetikos, meaning "esthetic, sensitive, sentient"), which in turn was derived from αἰσθάνομαι (aisthanomai, meaning "I perceive, feel, sense"). The term "aesthetics" was appropriated and coined with new meaning in the German form Æsthetik (modern spelling Ästhetik) by Alexander Baumgarten in 1735.
Judgments of aesthetic value rely on our ability to discriminate at a sensory level. Aesthetics examines our affective domain response to an object or phenomenon. Immanuel Kant, writing in 1790, observes of a man "If he says that canary wine is agreeable he is quite content if someone else corrects his terms and reminds him to say instead: It is agreeable to me," because "Everyone has his own (sense of) taste". The case of "beauty" is different from mere "agreeableness" because, "If he proclaims something to be beautiful, then he requires the same liking from others; he then judges not just for himself but for everyone, and speaks of beauty as if it were a property of things."[See more about Aesthetically at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- PlayStation 3 Box Design Undergoing Change
In an effort to make the boxes for PlayStation 3 games line up aesthetically with the boxes for PlayStation 4 and Vita games, Sony is changing the way they look. IGN noticed the change has already been put in motion when the box art for the upcoming PlayStation 3 game Deception IV had a header similar to a PlayStation 4 game. Sony confirmed to IGN that the box sty Read more on this news related to 'Aesthetically'
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- Magazine covers an honour of sorts: Monica Dogra
Singer-actress Monica Dogra, who has featured in a saucy and aesthetically shot cover for a men's magazine, believes featuring thus is akin to an honour. Read more on this news related to 'Aesthetically'