etic

adjective
et·​ic | \ ˈe-tik How to pronounce etic (audio) \

Definition of etic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Definition of -etic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of etic

Adjective

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for etic

Adjective

phonetic

Adjective suffix

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

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“Etic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/etic. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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