the term style designates a characteristically minted kind of the execution of human activities or those Manifestationen. It forms by - not always conscious, but always coherent - the selection, evaluation and application of certain remark characteristics. On the basis such style-forming characteristics leave themselves for example into that forming arts style directions determine. In other words is a style of the canons of a stylistic idiom.

In art and handicraft the style designates the way, like (art) a work is created accordingly (the kind of the process and the kind of the result), whereby it around characteristics, those goes typically and/or. characteristically are for an artist, one epoch, a school or also only one work. The style can be independent of function or contents of the work; then it verselbständigt itself. Sometimes in the art style is distinguished from manners.

Outside of thatone speaks forming arts, generally, also of styles, often by behavior styles, behavior/results of an action, thus for instance of living style, regarded depending upon, mode style, style of thinking, programming style, run or swimming style etc.

Styles can change; they are often time-bound and differ mostly locally, after groups andIndividuals extraordinarily strongly.

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origin and discussion

style are since that 15. Century in German testifies and goes on lat. stilus = stylus and/or. ital. styles back. The connection is the following: One could recognize by a document, how (thus first with which stylus) someone had somewhat written. Afterwards the meaning from “kind was transferred to to write” to other works. The word is not direct possibly from latin inGerman come, but over the Italian styles, where it is already very much longer testified.

Style can be expressed in the Anlaut such as city, however some speakers of the German in the Anlaut speak a sharp (be correctless) s, in order to differentiate between the word from handle to, alsothat it however from his origin is even related.


  • designates special meanings in the sport the way, how the movements of the body are implemented in the context of certain rules. Example: in the Hochsprung of the Straddle, a rolling motion over the slat, andthe Fosbury flop (flop) as technology jumped over the back.
  • In the language it concerns with style those characteristics of an expression or a text, which do not concern the meaning, but only the way, as this meaning becomes promise light. The same meaningpromise light can be in different way, thus with different style. In the Rhetorik is there a set of style means and style figures, with whose assistance special linguistic effects are obtained.
  • Someone possesses style, oriented thus its (consumer) hold back consistently at one of himrepresented value concept, for which usually traditional quality and value conceptions are appropriate to reason.

Anglizismus “Style”

the AnglizismusStyle “is particularly used meanwhile in the context by youth cultures and mode frequently in place of the word “style”, however with something other meaning shade. See “Style “.

style customer

for the different arts, handicrafts and the language gives it in each case own style customer:

to literature

  • Ludwig founts, “remarks over language and style”,1826, all writings, Bd. II, Duesseldorf 1964.

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