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English definition of “liberal arts”

liberal arts

noun [plural]   mainly US
college or university subjects, such as history, languages, and literature, that develop students' general education rather than preparing them for a particular jobSubjects and disciplines
(Definition of liberal arts noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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