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Related to etic: EITC
Of or relating to features or items analyzed without considering their role as a structural unit in a system such as a language or a culture.
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(Linguistics) relating to a non-structural approach to the description of linguistics and behavioural science
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of or pertaining to the raw data of a language or other area of behavior, without considering the data as functional units within a system. Compare emic.
an adjective suffix, equivalent in meaning to -ic, occurring in loanwords from Greek (eidetic), and in a few analogous Latin or English formations (splenetic; phenetic).
[< Latin -ēticus < Greek -ētikos]
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