Pronunciation: (es-thet'ik or, esp. Brit., ēs-),[key] —adj. 1. pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or to the science of aesthetics.
2. having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty.
3. pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality.
—n. 1. a philosophical theory or idea of what is aesthetically valid at a given time and place: the clean lines, bare surfaces, and sense of space that bespeak the machine-age aesthetic. 2. aesthetics.
3. Archaic.the study of the nature of sensation. Also,esthetic.