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. [1913 Webster]

I would employ . . . dianoetic to denote the operation of the discursive, elaborative, or comparative faculty. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

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  • dianoetic — DIANOÉTIC, Ă adj. (fil.) referitor la facultatea gândirii discursive, raţionale sau la rezultatele acesteia. (< engl. dianoetic) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • dianoetic — dianoetically, adv. /duy euh noh et ik/, adj. pertaining to dianoia. [1670 80; < Gk dianoetik(ós), equiv. to diáno(ia) DIANOIA + e thematic vowel + tikos TIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dianoetic — adjective /daɪənəʊˈɛtɪk/ Pertaining to reason or thinking; intellectual. Syn: discursive Ant: intuitive …   Wiktionary

  • dianoetic — Of or pertaining to reason or other intellectual functions. [G. dia, through, + noeo, to think] * * * di·a·no·et·ic (di″ə no etґik) [dia + noetic] pertaining to the intellectual functions, especially to reasoning …   Medical dictionary

  • dianoetic — di·a·no·et·ic …   English syllables

  • dianoetic — /daɪənoʊˈɛtɪk/ (say duyuhnoh etik) adjective relating to thought or reasoning, especially discursive reasoning. {Greek dianoētikos relating to thinking, from dia + noein to think} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dianoetic —   a. pertaining to reasoning.    ♦ dianoia, n. faculty of discursive reasoning …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dianoetic — adjective proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition • Syn: ↑discursive • Similar to: ↑logical • Derivationally related forms: ↑discursiveness (for: ↑discursive) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dianoetic virtue — noun Aristotelianism : intellectual virtue …   Useful english dictionary

  • Happiness — • The primary meaning of this term in all the leading European languages seems to involve the notion of good fortune, good chance, good happening Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Happiness     Happiness …   Catholic encyclopedia

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