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idiographic

Line breaks: idio|graph¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈɡrafɪk
 
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Definition of idiographic in English:

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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