Gedankenexperiment

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German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈdaŋkŋ̍ˌɛksˈpeːʀiːmɛnt/

Etymology[edit]

Gedanke +‎ Experiment

Noun[edit]

Gedankenexperiment n (genitive Gedankenexperiments or Gedankenexperimentes, plural Gedankenexperimente)

  1. (physics, epistemology) gedankenexperiment, a thought experiment

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in English in place of "thought experiment" in order to highlight the writer's erudition. In this case it is usually italicized.