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  • Style — may refer to:* Genre, a loose set of criteria for a category or composition * Design, the process of creating something * Format, various terms that refer to the style of different things * Human physical appearance * Fashion, a prevailing mode… …   Wikipedia

  • prevailing — [adj] general, dominant all embracing, by the numbers*, catholic, common, comprehensive, current, customary, ecumenical, established, familiar, fashionable, influential, in style, in vogue, main, operative, ordinary, popular, predominant,… …   New thesaurus

  • prevailing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. prevalent, general, current, rife, popular, common, regular, steady, predominant, dominant, universal, worldwide, sweeping, comprehensive, widespread, rampant, ruling, chief, principal, usual; see also common 1 . Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • style — I. noun Etymology: Middle English stile, style, from Latin stilus spike, stem, stylus, style of writing; perhaps akin to Latin instigare to goad more at stick Date: 14th century 1. designation, title 2. a. a distinctive manner of expression (as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • style — [[t]staɪl[/t]] n. v. styled, styl•ing 1) a particular type or sort, with reference to form, appearance, or character 2) a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or manner of acting: to do things in a grand style[/ex] 3) clo prevailing… …   From formal English to slang

  • style — Synonyms and related words: Bauhaus, Byzantine, Corinthian, Dadaism, Doric, Egyptian, English, Fauvism, French, German, Gothic, Gothicism, Greco Roman, Greek, Greek Revival, Ionic, Italian, MO, Moorish, Persian, Platonic form, Platonic idea,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tap'o style — ▪ architecture       Korean adaptation of a Chinese architectural style first introduced from China late in the Koryŏ period (935–1392). Tap o means literally “multibracket,” and its main feature is the adoption of intercolumnar brackets besides… …   Universalium

  • Venetian polychoral style — San Marco in the evening. The spacious, resonant interior of this building was an inspiration for the development of this musical style. The Venetian polychoral style was a type of music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras which… …   Wikipedia

  • Option style — In finance, the style or family of an option is a general term denoting the class into which the option falls, usually defined by the dates on which the option may be exercised. The vast majority of options are either European or American (style) …   Wikipedia

  • INTERNATIONAL STYLE —    The International style can be understood as a highly codified application of basic principles of modern architecture that had been developing since the turn of the 20th century. However, modernity ultimately originated with the introduction… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

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