noun plural but usually singular in construction
he·​don·​ics | \ hēˈdäniks, -nēks \

Definition of hedonics

1 : a theory of ethics dealing with or based on the relation of duty to pleasure
2 : a branch of psychology that deals with pleasant and unpleasant states of consciousness and their relation to organic life

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“Hedonics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedonics. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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