[ noh-ee-sis ]
/ noʊˈi sɪs /
(in Greek philosophy) the exercise of reason.
Psychology. cognition; the functioning of the intellect.
Origin of noesis
1880–85; < Greek nóēsis thought, intelligence, equivalent to noē- (variant stem of noeîn to think) + -sis -sis
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/ (nəʊˈiːsɪs) /
Word Origin for noesis
C19: from Greek noēsis thought, from noein to think
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1820, from Greek noesis "intelligence, thought," from noein "to have mental perception," from noos "mind, thought."
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