postclassical

adjective
post·​clas·​si·​cal | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈkla-si-kəl How to pronounce postclassical (audio) \
variants: or postclassic \ ˌpōs(t)-​ˈkla-​sik How to pronounce postclassic (audio) \

Definition of postclassical

: of or relating to a period (as in art, literature, or civilization) following a classical one

First Known Use of postclassical

1851, in the meaning defined above

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