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dianoetic

[ dahy-uh-noh-et-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə noʊˈɛt ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to dianoia.
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Origin of dianoetic

1670–80; <Greek dianoētik(ós), equivalent to diáno(ia) dianoia + -ē- thematic vowel + -tikos-tic

OTHER WORDS FROM dianoetic

di·a·no·et·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dianoetic

dianoetic
/ (ˌdaɪənəʊˈɛtɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to thought, esp to discursive reasoning rather than intuitionCompare discursive (def. 2)

Word Origin for dianoetic

C17: from Greek dianoētikos, from dianoia the thinking process, an opinion, from dia- + noein to think
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