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Term Meaning
Empirical Pertaining to observation of external reality.
Epistemic / Epistemological Pertaining to (human) knowledge.
Heuristics Knowledge derived from experimentation, evaluation and trial-and-error - as opposed to knowledge based on theory.
Hermeneutics The science of interpretation.
Mereology The study of part-whole relationships.
Ontic / Ontological Pertaining to external (underlying) reality and not superficial appearance.
Semiotics The study of signs and symbols - comprising sematics, syntactics and pragmatics.
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