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dianoia

[ dahy-uh-noi-uh ]

noun

, Greek Philosophy.
  1. the mental faculty used in discursive reasoning.


dianoia

/ ˌdaɪəˈnɔɪə /

noun

  1. perception and experience regarded as lower modes of knowledge Compare noesis
  2. the faculty of discursive reasoning


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dianoia1

< Greek diánoia the intellect, a thought, notion, belief, equivalent to dia- dia- + no ( eîn ) to think + -ia -ia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dianoia1

from Greek; see dianoetic

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