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adjective et·ic \ˈe-tik\

Definition of etic

  1. :  of, relating to, or involving analysis of cultural phenomena from the perspective of one who does not participate in the culture being studied — compare emic



Origin of etic

phonetic


First Known Use: 1954

Other Anthropology Terms

Rhymes with etic


-etic

adjective suffix et·ic

Definition of -etic

  1. :  -ic <limnetic> —often in adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -esis <genetic>



Origin of -etic

Latin & Greek; Latin -eticus, from Greek -etikos, -ētikos, from -etos, -ētos, ending of certain verbals


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