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proceeding by inquiry; investigating
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Greek zētētikos, from zēteō to seek
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  • As to the cosmology of the story-tellers, all we can say is, that they appear to uphold the zetetic school.

Word Origin and History for zetetic

"proceeding by inquiry," 1640s, from Modern Latin zeteticus, from Greek zetetikos "searching, inquiring," from zetetos, verbal adjective of zetein "seek for, inquire into."

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