dianoia

noun

di·​a·​noia
ˌdīəˈnȯiə also -ȯiyə
plural -s
1
: the capacity for, process of, or result of discursive thinking
2
: opinion sense 6
contrasted with noesis

Word History

Etymology

Greek, from dianoeisthai to have in mind, think, from dia- + nous mind

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“Dianoia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dianoia. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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