plural noun

etics
Anthropology
  • [treated as singular] Study adopting this approach.

    • ‘Social researchers who believe they substitute synonymous concepts for emics and etics in fact settle for less precision by distinguishing between subjective and objective perspectives.’
    • ‘If the different perspectives characterized as emics or etics are ignored or conflated, the theoretical aims and empirical data of the study will be rendered worthless.’

Pronunciation:

etic

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