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Of, relating to, or involving knowledge; cognitive.

[From Greek epistēmē, knowledge; see epistemology.]

ep′i·ste′mi·cal·ly adv.


1. (Philosophy) of or relating to knowledge or epistemology
2. (Logic) denoting the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of certain epistemological concepts, such as knowledge, certainty, and ignorance.. See also doxastic
[C20: from Greek epistēmē knowledge]
ˌepisˈtemically adv


(ˌɛp əˈsti mɪk, -ˈstɛm ɪk)

of or pertaining to knowledge.
[1920–25; < Greek epistēmikós <epistḗm(ē) knowledge]
ep`i•ste′mi•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.epistemic - of or relating to epistemology; "epistemic modal"


adj (Philos) → epistemisch (spec)
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