dianoetic

[dahy-uh-noh-et-ik]

Origin of dianoetic

1670–80; < Greek dianoētik(ós), equivalent to diáno(ia) dianoia + -ē- thematic vowel + -tikos -tic
Related formsdi·a·no·et·i·cal·ly, adverb
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dianoetic

adjective
  1. 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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