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Relating to or concerned with discrete or unique facts or events: History is an idiographic discipline, studying events that cannot be repeated.
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(Psychology) psychol of or relating to the study of individuals. Compare nomothetic
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id•i•o•graph•ic(ˌɪd i əˈgræf ɪk)
of or involving the study or explication of individual cases or events.
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|Adj.||1.||idiographic - relating to or involving the study of individuals|
nomothetic - relating to or involving the search for abstract universal principles
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