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e·pis·te·mol·o·gy  audio  (-pst-ml-j) KEY 

NOUN:
The branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek epistm, knowledge (from epistasthai, epist-, to understand : epi-, epi- + histasthai, middle voice of histanai, to place, determine; see st- in Indo-European roots) + -logy

OTHER FORMS:
e·piste·mo·logi·cal  (-m-lj-kl) KEY (Adjective), e·piste·mo·logi·cal·ly(Adverb), e·piste·molo·gist(Noun)


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