Definitions for eticˈɛt ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

et•icˈɛt ɪk(adj.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: Compare emic.

Origin of etic:



  1. 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).

    Category: Affix

Origin of -etic:

< L -ēticus < Gk -ētikos


  1. etic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to analysis of a culture from the perspective on one who is not a participant in that culture.

  2. Origin: From phonetic.

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of or concerning morals, justice or duty.

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