epistemic

[ ep-uh-stee-mik, -stem-ik ]
/ ˌɛp əˈsti mɪk, -ˈstɛm ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it.

Nearby words

  1. episplenitis,
  2. epispore,
  3. epist.,
  4. epistasis,
  5. epistaxis,
  6. epistemics,
  7. epistemological,
  8. epistemology,
  9. episternal,
  10. episternum

Origin of epistemic

1920–25; < Greek epistēmikós, equivalent to epistḗm(ē) knowledge + -ikos -ic

Related formsep·i·ste·mi·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for epistemic

epistemic

/ (ˌɛpɪˈstiːmɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to knowledge or epistemology
denoting the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of certain epistemological concepts, such as knowledge, certainty, and ignorance.See also doxastic
Derived Formsepistemically, adverb

Word Origin for epistemic

C20: from Greek epistēmē knowledge

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Word Origin and History for epistemic

epistemic

adj.

1922, from Greek episteme "knowledge" (see epistemology) + -ic.

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