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The study of the perception of something, especially music.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Lewes (1817–1878), writer. From ancient Greek αἴσθησις aesthesis, on the rare analogy of ancient Greek ϕυσικός physic beside ϕύσις physis, since the morphologically regular formation aesthetics was already established in a different sense.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.