zetetic

/ (zəˈtɛtɪk) /

adjective

proceeding by inquiry; investigating

Word Origin for zetetic

C17: from New Latin, from Greek zētētikos, from zēteō to seek
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Word Origin and History for zetetic

zetetic


adj.

"proceeding by inquiry," 1640s, from Modern Latin zeteticus, from Greek zetetikos "searching, inquiring," from zetetos, verbal adjective of zetein "seek for, inquire into."

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