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noesis

[noh-ee-sis] /noʊˈi sɪs/
noun
1.
(in Greek philosophy) the exercise of reason.
2.
Psychology. cognition; the functioning of the intellect.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek nóēsis thought, intelligence, equivalent to noē- (variant stem of noeîn to think) + -sis -sis
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noesis

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

1820, from Greek noesis "intelligence, thought," from noein "to have mental perception," from noos "mind, thought."

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