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 (hĕl′ə-nĭs′tĭk) also Hel·le·nis·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to the Hellenists.
a. Of or relating to postclassical Greek history and culture from the death of Alexander the Great to the accession of Augustus.
b. Relating to or in the style of the Greek art or architecture of this period.
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(ˌhɛlɪˈnɪstɪk) or


1. (Historical Terms) characteristic of or relating to Greek civilization in the Mediterranean world, esp from the death of Alexander the Great (323 bc) to the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra (30 bc)
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the Greeks or to Hellenism
3. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Greeks or to Hellenism
ˌHellenˈistically adv
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(ˌhɛl əˈnɪs tɪk)

1. of or pertaining to Greek civilization of the Mediterranean region and SW Asia from the death of Alexander the Great through the 1st century b.c., characterized by the blending of Greek and foreign cultures.
2. of or pertaining to Hellenists.
3. following or resembling Greek usage.
Hel`len•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.Hellenistic - relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civilization
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