Dictionary.com

epistemic

[ ep-uh-stee-mik, -stem-ik ]
/ ˌɛp əˈsti mɪk, -ˈstɛm ɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective
of or relating to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of epistemic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM epistemic

ep·i·ste·mi·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use epistemic in a sentence

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 forms of epistemic

epistemically, adverb

Word Origin for epistemic

C20: from Greek epistēmē knowledge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK