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[ih-pis-tuh-muh-loj-i-kuh l] /ɪˌpɪs tə məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
pertaining to epistemology, a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
Origin of epistemological
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epistemologically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for epistemological
  • Complete and perfect understanding: an epistemological heaven in which all is revealed.
  • In short, students would develop their own epistemological awareness vis-a-vis the humanities.
  • For a senior politician to grapple with serious epistemological questions, and to do so publicly, is as commendable as it is rare.
  • Effects of epistemological beliefs and learning text structure on conceptual change.
  • We need to ask about data's ontological and epistemological nature.
  • Here the plot is an epistemological inquiry, as is the movie's meticulous, obsessive form.
  • Scientism is evidently a direct result of that weird, epistemological patricide.
  • We're going through a rapidly accelerating epistemological sea change.
  • Well, first there's what you might gently call an epistemological problem.
  • Second, it is the only known epistemological system in which every claim can be independently re-derived.
British Dictionary definitions for epistemological


concerned with or arising from epistemology
(of a philosophical problem) requiring an account of how knowledge of the given subject could be obtained
Derived Forms
epistemologically, adverb
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