[ noh-et-ik ]
/ noʊˈɛt ɪk /


of or relating to the mind.
originating in or apprehended by the reason.


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Origin of noetic

1645–55; < Greek noētikós intelligent, equivalent to nóē(sis) noesis + -tikos -tic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for noetic

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

    Debunking Dan Brown|Michael Baigent|September 20, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • The school was called from its liberalism the Noetic school.

  • Empiricism on the other hand is satisfied with the type of noetic unity that is humanly familiar.

    Pragmatism|William James
  • It is a sort of mental equivalent for them, their epistemological function, their value in noetic terms.

    The Meaning of Truth|William James

British Dictionary definitions for noetic

/ (nəʊˈɛtɪk) /


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

Word Origin for noetic

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