dianoetic

[ dahy-uh-noh-et-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə noʊˈɛt ɪk /
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adjective

pertaining to dianoia.

Nearby words

  1. diamyl sulfide,
  2. diana,
  3. diana complex,
  4. diandrous,
  5. dianetics,
  6. dianoia,
  7. dianthus,
  8. diapason,
  9. diapason normal pitch,
  10. diapause

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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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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