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- n. Scientific knowledge; a principled system of understanding; sometimes contrasted with empiricism.
- n. know-how; compare techne.
- n. The fundamental body of ideas and collective presuppositions that defines the nature and sets the bounds of what is accepted as true knowledge in a given epistemic epoch.
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- n. the body of ideas that determine the knowledge that is intellectually certain at any particular time
From Ancient Greek ἐπιστήμη (epistēmē, "knowledge"). (Wiktionary)