noesis

[noh-ee-sis]
noun
1.
(in Greek philosophy) the exercise of reason.
2.
Psychology. cognition; the functioning of the intellect.

Origin:
1880–85; < Greek nóēsis thought, intelligence, equivalent to noē- (variant stem of noeîn to think) + -sis -sis

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noesis (nəʊˈiːsɪs)
 
n
1.  philosophy Compare dianoia the exercise of reason, esp in the apprehension of universal forms
2.  psychol See also cognition the mental process used in thinking and perceiving; the functioning of the intellect
 
[C19: from Greek noēsis thought, from noein to think]

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