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epistemology

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noun epis·te·mol·o·gy \i-ˌpis-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Definition of epistemology

  1. :  the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity

epistemological play \-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
epistemologically play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
epistemologist play \-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of epistemology

Greek epistēmē knowledge, from epistanai to understand, know, from epi- + histanai to cause to stand — more at stand


First Known Use: circa 1856



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