zetetic

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zetetic (zəˈtɛtɪk)
 
adj
proceeding by inquiry; investigating
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek zētētikos, from zēteō to seek]

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zetetic
"proceeding by inquiry," 1645, from Mod.L. zeteticus, from Gk. zetetikos "searching, inquiring," from zetetos, verbal adj. of zetein "seek for, inquire into."
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