Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) Classical ideas or styles are those that were very common at a time in the past and sometimes continue into the present.

Examples: (adjective) Classical music is very popular, even though some of it is over 500 years old. (adjective) Classical theories in physics can’t explain certain observations, which has led scientists to come up with new theories.

Synonyms: adjectives: classic, historic.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 A