Dictionary.com

ontic

[ on-tik ]
/ ˈɒn tɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective Philosophy.
possessing the character of real rather than phenomenal existence; noumenal.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of ontic

1940–45; <Greek ont- (see onto-) + -ic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
FEEDBACK