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epistemic

[ ep-uh-stee-mik, -stem-ik ]

adjective

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


epistemic

/ ˌɛpɪˈstiːmɪk /

adjective

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌepisˈtemically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • epi·stemi·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of epistemic1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of epistemic1

C20: from Greek epistēmē knowledge

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Example Sentences

Researchers describe this as epistemic curiosity, a need for understanding.

From Time

Thirty-five years ago, the philosopher John Hardwig published a paper on what he called “epistemic dependence,” our reliance on others’ knowledge.

Another lesson comes from Hardwig’s original paper on epistemic dependence.

Instead, Chris indulged in the MSNBC variant of epistemic closure.

Until then, enjoy this quote that is slightly relevant to an epistemic bubble this blog discusses on occasion.

This absurd epistemic closure likely accounts for why so many Americans are shocked at the President's strong polling numbers.

We no longer joke about "epistemic closure," but that does not mean the phenomenon has ceased to govern the conservative mind.

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