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noetic

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adjective no·et·ic \nō-ˈe-tik\

Definition of noetic

  1. :  of, relating to, or based on the intellect



Did You Know?

Noetic derives from the Greek adjective noētikos, meaning "intellectual," from the verb "noein" ("to think") and ultimately from the noun nous, meaning "mind." ("Nous" also gave English the word paranoia by joining with a prefix meaning "faulty" or "abnormal.") "Noetic" is related to "noesis," a rare noun that turns up in the field of philosophy and refers to the action of perceiving or thinking. The most notable use of "noetic" might be in the name of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a research organization based in California that is devoted to studies of consciousness and the mind.

Origin and Etymology of noetic

Greek noētikos intellectual, from noein to think, from nous mind


First Known Use: 1653


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noetic

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adjective no·et·ic \nō-ˈet-ik\

Medical Definition of noetic

  1. :  of, relating to, or based on the intellect




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