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English noun: arts

1. arts (cognition) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

SamplesThe college of arts and sciences.

Synonymshumanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts

Broader (hypernym)bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Narrower (hyponym)art history, beaux arts, chronology, classicalism, classicism, English, fine arts, history, library science, linguistics, literary study, musicology, neoclassicism, Occidentalism, Oriental Studies, Orientalism, performing arts, philology, philosophy, quadrivium, Romantic Movement, Romanticism, Sinology, stemmatics, stemmatology, trivium

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