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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.

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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
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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 forms of epistemic

epistemically, adverb

Word Origin for epistemic

C20: from Greek epistēmē knowledge
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