Zetetic


Zetetic
Zetetic e*tet"ic, n. A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists. [1913 Webster]

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  • Zetetic — e*tet ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to seek: cf. F. z[ e]t[ e]tique.] Seeking; proceeding by inquiry. [1913 Webster] {Zetetic method} (Math.), the method used for finding the value of unknown quantities by direct search, in investigation, or in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zetetic — (adj.) proceeding by inquiry, 1640s, from Mod.L. zeteticus, from Gk. zetetikos searching, inquiring, from zetetos, verbal adjective of zetein seek for, inquire into …   Etymology dictionary

  • zetetic — ZETÉTIC1, Ă, zetétici, e, adj. (fil.) Referitor la metodele de cercetare pentru a descoperi raţiunea şi natura lucrurilor. (din fr. zététique) [morf. DOOM] Trimis de tavi, 12.05.2004. Sursa: MDN  ZETÉTIC2, zetétici, s.m. Nume dat filozofilor… …   Dicționar Român

  • zetetic — 1. adjective /zəˈtɛt.ɪk/ arrived at through inquiry. The zetetic approach or, as Kant translates it, the searching approach, becomes the element by means of which the discourse develops, the medium in which philosophical thinking occurs. 2. noun… …   Wiktionary

  • zetetic — [zɪ tɛtɪk] adjective rare proceeding by inquiry. Origin C17: from Gk zētētikos, from zētein seek …   English new terms dictionary

  • zetetic — ze·tet·ic …   English syllables

  • zetetic —   a. proceeding by inquiry …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • zetetic — adj. proceeding by inquiry. Etymology: Gk zetetikos f. zeteo seek …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zetetic method — Zetetic e*tet ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to seek: cf. F. z[ e]t[ e]tique.] Seeking; proceeding by inquiry. [1913 Webster] {Zetetic method} (Math.), the method used for finding the value of unknown quantities by direct search, in investigation, or in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zetetic Elench — The Zetetic Elench are a fictional group from Iain M Banks science fiction Culture Novels . They are a splinter group of the Culture and appear in the novel Excession (1996).Zetetic has its etymology in the Greek ζητείν, to seek. Elench is: that… …   Wikipedia


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