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Friday, March 21, 2014

noetic

\noh-ET-ik\ , adjective;
1.
of or pertaining to the mind.
2.
originating in or apprehended by the reason.
Quotes:
"William," croaked Peggy, "this is dumb! It's the gaudiest thing since the carnival came to town. It's silly. And unnecessarily noetic, and" — she hiccoughed; I gave her a hefty whack on her back — "wonderful!"
-- Charles R. Johnson, Oxherding Tale, 1982
Tory and I were "Noeties" — noetic counselors and counseling supervisors with the Institute of Noetic Technology.
-- John Dalmas, The Reality Matrix, 1986
Origin:
From the Greek noētikós meaning "intelligent," noetic has been used by English speakers since the mid-1600s.
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