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adjective \ˈē-mik\

Definition of emic

  1. :  of, relating to, or involving analysis of cultural phenomena from the perspective of one who participates in the culture being studied — compare etic



Origin of emic

phonemic


First Known Use: 1954

Rhymes with emic


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a timid, meek, or unassertive person

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