liberal arts definition

  • noun-plural:
    • educational disciplines, such languages, literary works, history, viewpoint, math, and research, offering information of general cultural issue: "the definition of 'liberal arts' connotes a certain elevation above utilitarian issues. However liberal education is extremely useful” ( George F. Will Likely).
    • The disciplines comprising the trivium and quadrivium.
  • noun:
    • those areas of understanding that require and develop basic intellectual capability rather than technical abilities; the humanities
    • the trivium as well as the quadrivium
    • scientific studies designed to supply basic understanding and intellectual abilities (instead of occupational or professional skills)

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