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English definition of “classical”

classical

adjective (ANCIENT)   /ˈklæs·ɪ·kəl/
world history belonging to or relating to the culture of ancient Rome and Greece: classical architecture/languages
(Definition of classical adjective (ANCIENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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