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dianoia

[dahy-uh-noi-uh] /ˌdaɪ əˈnɔɪ ə/
noun, Greek Philosophy
1.
the mental faculty used in discursive reasoning.
Origin
< Greek diánoia the intellect, a thought, notion, belief, equivalent to dia- dia- + no(eîn) to think + -ia -ia
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dianoia

/ˌdaɪəˈnɔɪə/
noun (philosophy)
1.
perception and experience regarded as lower modes of knowledge Compare noesis
2.
the faculty of discursive reasoning
Word Origin
from Greek; see dianoetic
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