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[on-tik] /ˈɒn tɪk/

adjective, Philosophy.
possessing the character of real rather than phenomenal existence; noumenal.

1949, from onto- + -ic.
Object-oriented language for an inference system with a Lisp-like appearance, but based on set theory.
[“Ontic: A Knowledge Representation System for Mathematics”, D.A. McAllester, MIT Press 1989].


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