idiographic

adjective
id·​i·​o·​graph·​ic | \ ˌi-dē-ə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce idiographic (audio) \

Definition of idiographic

: relating to or dealing with something concrete, individual, or unique idiographic case studies

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Recent Examples on the Web Still, nothing about this idiographic method actually prevents the historian from comparing one event to another. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, "Why Historical Analogy Matters," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of idiographic

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Idiographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idiographic. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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idiographic

adjective
id·​io·​graph·​ic | \ ˌid-ē-ə-ˈgraf-ik How to pronounce idiographic (audio) \

Medical Definition of idiographic

: relating to or dealing with the concrete, individual, or unique — compare nomothetic

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