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[noh-et-ik] /noʊˈɛt ɪk/
of or relating to the mind.
originating in or apprehended by the reason.
Origin of noetic
1645-55; < Greek noētikós intelligent, equivalent to nóē(sis) noesis + -tikos -tic Unabridged
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  • Empiricism on the other hand is satisfied with the type of noetic unity that is humanly familiar.

    Pragmatism William James
  • The school was called from its liberalism the noetic school.

    Edward Caldwell Moore Edward Moore
  • It is a sort of mental equivalent for them, their epistemological function, their value in noetic terms.

    The Meaning of Truth William James
British Dictionary definitions for noetic


of or relating to the mind, esp to its rational and intellectual faculties
Word Origin
C17: from Greek noētikos, from noein to think, from nous the mind
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Word Origin and History for noetic

"pertaining to the intellect," 1650s, from Greek noetikos "intelligent," from noesis (see noesis).

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