ontic

[ on-tik ]
/ ˈɒn tɪk /

adjective Philosophy.

possessing the character of real rather than phenomenal existence; noumenal.

Nearby words

  1. ont-,
  2. ont.,
  3. ontarian,
  4. ontario,
  5. ontario, lake,
  6. onto,
  7. onto function,
  8. onto-,
  9. ontogenesis,
  10. ontogenetic

Origin of ontic

1940–45; < Greek ont- (see onto-) + -ic

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Word Origin and History for ontic

ontic

adj.

1949, from onto- + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper