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Gedankenexperiment

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɡəˈdaŋkŋ̍ˌɛksˈpeːʀiːmɛnt/

Etymology

Gedanke + Experiment.

Noun

Gedankenexperiment n. (genitive Gedankenexperiments, Gedankenexperimentes, plural Gedankenexperimente)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a thought experiment

Usage notes

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

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