etic

adjective et·ic \ ˈe-tik \

Definition of etic

: 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

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-etic

adjective suffix

Definition of -etic

: -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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