Definition of idiographic in English:

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idiographic

Pronunciation: /ˌidēəˈɡrafik/

adjective

Relating to the study or discovery of particular scientific facts and processes, as distinct from general laws. Often contrasted with nomothetic.
Example sentences
  • In this sense, history is an idiographic temporal process involving individuals.
  • Existentialism, in its broadest terms, is both idiographic and nomothetic - it is about personal will and humanity.
  • They argue that as a tool of understanding rather than explanation, activity theory is supported primarily by means of idiographic, qualitative, and/or case studies.

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Syllabification: id·i·o·graph·ic

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