[nos-tik] /ˈnɒs tɪk/
adjective, Also, gnostical
pertaining to knowledge.
possessing knowledge, especially esoteric knowledge of spiritual matters.
(initial capital letter) pertaining to or characteristic of the Gnostics.
(initial capital letter) a member of any of certain sects among the early Christians who claimed to have superior knowledge of spiritual matters, and explained the world as created by powers or agencies arising as emanations from the Godhead.
of, relating to, or possessing knowledge, esp esoteric spiritual knowledge
an adherent of Gnosticism
of or relating to Gnostics or to Gnosticism
“relating to knowledge,” 1650s, from Greek gnostikos “knowing, able to discern,” from gnostos “known, perceived, understood,” from gignoskein “to learn, to come to know” (see know).
1580s, “believer in a mystical religious doctrine of spiritual knowledge,” from Late Latin Gnosticus, from Late Greek Gnostikos, noun use of adj. gnostikos “knowing, able to discern,” from gnostos “knowable,” from gignoskein “to learn, to come to know” (see know). Applied to various early Christian sects that claimed direct personal knowledge beyond the Gospel or the Church hierarchy.
[nos-tuh-siz-uh m] /ˈnɒs təˌsɪz əm/ noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. a group of ancient heresies, stressing escape from this world through the acquisition of esoteric knowledge. /ˈnɒstɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. a religious movement characterized by a belief in gnosis, through which the spiritual element in man could be released from its bondage in matter: regarded as […]
[nos-tuh-sahyz] /ˈnɒs təˌsaɪz/ verb (used without object), Gnosticized, Gnosticizing. 1. to adopt or maintain Gnostic views. verb (used with object), Gnosticized, Gnosticizing. 2. to explain on Gnostic principles; give a Gnostic interpretation of or quality to. /ˈnɒstɪˌsaɪz/ verb 1. (intransitive) to maintain or profess Gnostic views 2. to put a Gnostic interpretation upon (something)
gnotobiology gno·to·bi·ol·o·gy (nō’tō-bī-ŏl’ə-jē) n. The study of organisms or conditions that are either free of germs or associated only with known or specified germs.
[noh-toh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌnoʊ toʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs/ noun 1. an environmental condition in which germfree animals have been inoculated with strains of known microorganisms.