[ et-ik ]
/ ˈɛt ɪk /
pertaining to or being the raw data of a language or other area of behavior, without considering the data as significant units functioning within a system.
Definition for etic (2 of 2)
a suffix used in the formation of adjectives: eidetic.
Origin of -etic
< Latin -eticus, Greek -etikos, equivalent to -et-, a formative occurring in some nouns + -ikos -ic
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