Definition of liberal arts in English:

liberal arts

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plural noun

  • 1mainly North American Academic subjects such as literature, philosophy, mathematics, and social and physical sciences as distinct from professional and technical subjects.

    written works, writings, writing, creative writing, literary texts, compositions, letters, belles-lettres
  • 2 historical The medieval trivium and quadrivium.


liberal arts

/ˈlib(ə)rəl ˈärts/ /ˈlɪb(ə)rəl ˈɑrts/


Liberal, as distinct from servile or mechanical (i.e. involving manual labor) and originally referring to arts and sciences considered ‘worthy of a free man’; later the word related to general intellectual development rather than vocational training.