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epistemic Syllabification: ep·i·ste·mic
Pronunciation: /ˌepəˈstemik/ /ˌepəˈstēmik/

Definition of epistemic in English:


Of or relating to knowledge or to the degree of its validation.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, many such philosophers are not concerned with the analysis of any ordinary concept of knowledge or of epistemic justification.
  • This allows them to accord individuals a degree of epistemic privilege with respect to their own inner goings-on.
  • On one kind of interpretation, Descartes relaxes his epistemic standards in the Sixth Meditation.


Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Only with such a goal in the background does the two-step process of employing historical materialism to establish an epistemically and normatively independent stance make sense.
  • In this regard, Augustine's illuminationism is a worthy contender among more familiar attempts to make intellectual cognition epistemically secure and reliable.
  • An interesting task for social epistemology is to identify the types of collaboration that would be optimal in terms of some epistemically relevant measure.


1920s: from Greek epistēmē 'knowledge' (see epistemology) + -ic.

Words that rhyme with epistemic

anaemic (US anemic), systemic
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