Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek νόησις (nóēsis, “concept”, “idea”, “intelligence”, “understanding”), from νοεῖν (noeîn, “to intend”, “to perceive”, “to see”, “to understand”) (from νοῦς (noûs, “mind”, “thought”), from νόος (nóos)) + -σις (-sis), suffix forming nouns of action.
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: nō.ēʹsĭs, IPA(key): /nəʊˈiːsɪs/
- (General American) enPR: nō.ēʹsĭs, IPA(key): /noʊˈisɪs/
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- (psychology) Cognition, the functioning of intellect.
- (Greek philosophy) The exercise of reason.
- (metaphysics) The consciousness component of noetics, which concerns the duality of noesis and noema.
- 2003, Denis Fisette, Husserl's Logical Investigations Reconsidered:
- Husserl calls the noesis the meaning-giving element of the act, and the noema he calls the meaning given in the act."
- “noesis, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft revision; June 2008]