on·​tic | \ ˈän-tik How to pronounce ontic (audio) \

Definition of ontic

: of, relating to, or having real being

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Other Words from ontic

ontically \ ˈän-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ontically (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Software creates us, our ontic exhaust powering the megacorporate machinery. Wired, "How Fans Are Remaking Entertainment in Their Own Image," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ontic

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ontic was in 1907

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“Ontic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ontic. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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