clas·​si·​cal·​i·​ty ˌkla-sə-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce classicality (audio)
: the quality or state of being classic
: classical scholarship

Examples of classicality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s more, the experiments don’t cleanly rule out other ways to view the emergence of classicality. Philip Ball, WIRED, 28 July 2019 Lots of replicas are needed if many observers are to agree on a measured value — a hallmark of classicality. Quanta Magazine, 22 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of classicality was in 1764

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Cite this Entry

“Classicality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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