Definition of idiographic in English:


Syllabification: id·i·o·graph·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌidēəˈgrafik


  • Of or relating to the study or discovery of particular scientific facts and processes, as distinct from general laws. Often contrasted with nomothetic.
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    • 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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