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Of, relating to, originating in, or apprehended by the intellect.
[Greek noētikos, from noēsis, understanding; see noesis.]
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(Psychology) of or relating to the mind, esp to its rational and intellectual faculties
[C17: from Greek noētikos, from noein to think, from nous the mind]
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of, pertaining, or originating in the mind.
[1645–55; < Greek noētikós intelligent =noē-, variant s. of noeîn to think (v. derivative of noós, noûs mind, wit) + -tikos -tic]
no•e′sis (-ˈi sɪs) n.
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|Adj.||1.||noetic - of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"|
mental - involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
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