adjective Date: 1847 of, relating to, or being a musical composition that is intermediate in style between classical and popular music

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  • semiclassical — [sem΄iklas′i kəl] adj. somewhat classical in form, quality, etc.; specif., designating or of music that is like classical music but is less complex in nature and has a more immediate appeal …   English World dictionary

  • Semiclassical — In physics, the adjective semiclassical has different precise meanings depending on the context. All these meanings usually refer to some approximation, limit or situation that combines quantum and classical aspects in a given problem. Some of… …   Wikipedia

  • semiclassical — semiclassically, adv. /sem ee klas i keuhl, sem uy /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to music by classical composers that is familiar or appealing to the general public. 2. of or pertaining to music intermediate in style between classical and popular… …   Universalium

  • semiclassical — adjective a) Describing classical music of broad, popular appeal b) Describing any of various approximations to either relativistic or quantum mechanical physics that retains elements of classical physics …   Wiktionary

  • semiclassical — adj. partially classical, having some classical characteristics …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semiclassical — semi·classical …   English syllables

  • semiclassical — sem•i•clas•si•cal [[t]ˌsɛm iˈklæs ɪ kəl, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. mad intermediate in style between classical and popular music • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • semiclassical — /ˌsɛmiˈklæsɪkəl/ (say .semee klasikuhl) adjective partly or somewhat classical. –semiclassically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • semiclassical — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Semiclassical gravity — is the approximation to the theory of quantum gravity in which one treats matter fields as being quantum and the gravitational field as being classical. In semiclassical gravity, matter is represented by quantum matter fields that propagate… …   Wikipedia

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