[ noh-et-ik ]

  1. of or relating to the mind.

  2. originating in or apprehended by the reason.

Origin of noetic

First recorded in 1645–55; from Greek noētikós “intelligent, intellectual” equivalent to nóē(sis) noesis + -tikos -tic

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How to use noetic in a sentence

  • Much is made of noetic Science and the important experiments with the Random Number Generators.

    Debunking Dan Brown | Michael Baigent | September 20, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It is a sort of mental equivalent for them, their epistemological function, their value in noetic terms.

    The Meaning of Truth | William James
  • Empiricism on the other hand is satisfied with the type of noetic unity that is humanly familiar.

    Pragmatism | William James
  • The school was called from its liberalism the noetic school.

    Edward Caldwell Moore | Edward Moore

British Dictionary definitions for noetic


/ (nəʊˈɛtɪk) /

  1. of or relating to the mind, esp to its rational and intellectual faculties

Origin of noetic

C17: from Greek noētikos, from noein to think, from nous the mind

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