Meaning of idiographic in English:

idiographic

Pronunciation /ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈɡrafɪk/

adjective

  • Relating to the study or discovery of particular scientific facts and processes, as distinct from general laws.

    ‘In this sense, history is an idiographic temporal process involving individuals.’
    Often contrasted with nomothetic
    • ‘Existentialism, in its broadest terms, is both idiographic and nomothetic - it is about personal will and humanity.’
    • ‘They argue that as a tool of understanding rather than explanation, activity theory is supported primarily by means of idiographic, qualitative, and/or case studies.’
    • ‘The congruency hypothesis was supported for latencies on the interpersonal Stroop task but only when we conducted an idiographic analysis of schema-relevant adjectives.’
    • ‘They do not need to be convinced that such idiographic and quantitative information is relevant-it is relevant because it gives them valuable and necessary information.’