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dianoetic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dianoetic  \Di`a*no*et"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?;  dia`  through  +  ?  to 
  revolve  in  the  mind.]  (Metaph.) 
  Pertaining  to  the  discursive  faculty,  its  acts  or  products. 
 
  I  would  employ  .  .  .  dianoetic  to  denote  the  operation 
  of  the  discursive,  elaborative,  or  comparative  faculty. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dianoetic 
  adj  :  (philosophy)  proceeding  to  a  conclusion  by  reason  or 
  argument  rather  than  intuition  [syn:  {discursive}] 




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