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eidos

[ahy-dos, ey-] /ˈaɪ dɒs, ˈeɪ-/
noun, plural eide
[ahy-dee, ey-dey] /ˈaɪ di, ˈeɪ deɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
the formal content of a culture, encompassing its system of ideas, criteria for interpreting experience, etc.
Origin of eidos
< Greek eîdos something seen, form; akin to Greek ideîn, Latin vidēre to see; see wit2
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