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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 and Etymology of etic

phonetic


First Known Use: 1954

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-etic

adjective suffix et·ic

Definition of -etic

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

Origin and Etymology of -etic

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

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