noesis

[ noh-ee-sis ]
/ noʊˈi sɪs /

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

Word Origin for noesis

C19: from Greek noēsis thought, from noein to think
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