dianoia

[ dahy-uh-noi-uh ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈnɔɪ ə /

noun Greek Philosophy.

the mental faculty used in discursive reasoning.

Nearby words

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

Origin of dianoia

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

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British Dictionary definitions for dianoia

dianoia

/ (ˌdaɪəˈnɔɪə) /

noun philosophy

perception and experience regarded as lower modes of knowledgeCompare noesis
the faculty of discursive reasoning

Word Origin for dianoia

from Greek; see dianoetic

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