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noesis

[ noh-ee-sis ]
/ noʊˈi sɪs /
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noun

(in Greek philosophy) the exercise of reason.
Psychology. cognition; the functioning of the intellect.

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Origin of noesis

1880–85; <Greek nóēsis thought, intelligence, equivalent to noē- (variant stem of noeîn to think) + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for noesis

noesis
/ (nəʊˈiːsɪs) /

noun

philosophy the exercise of reason, esp in the apprehension of universal formsCompare dianoia
psychol the mental process used in thinking and perceiving; the functioning of the intellectSee also cognition
C19: from Greek noēsis thought, from noein to think
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