ontic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὄν (ōn, being’, ‘existing’, ‘essence) +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

'än-tik

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ontic (comparative more ontic, superlative most ontic)

  1. Ontological.
  2. Whatever pertains to being generally, as opposed to some theory of it (which would be ontology).
  3. The intransitive objects of some specific, historically determinate, scientific investigation.

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British philosopher Roy Bhaskar's definitions (2,3) are taken from the Wikipedia article, Ontic.