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phronesis

[ froh-nee-sis ]
/ froʊˈni sɪs /
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noun Philosophy.
wisdom in determining ends and the means of attaining them.
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Origin of phronesis

First recorded in 1500–20; from Greek phrónēsis “practical wisdom, thinking,” equivalent to phronē- (derivitive of phroneîn “to think”; akin to phrēn “mind”) + -sis -sis
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