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First attested in 1870; coined by Thomas Huxley. Either from Ancient Greek ἄγνωστος (agnōstos), ignorant, not knowing) or from a- + Gnostic. Deriving (either way) from Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-), not) + γιγνώσκω (gignōskō), I know).

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Agnostic ({{{1}}})

  1. A person who holds to a form of agnosticism, especially uncertainty of the existence of a deity.

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Agnostic (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})




  1. Of or relating to agnosticism or its adherents.
    His agnostic viewpoint is summarized in his book.
  2. Doubtful or uncertain about the existence or demonstrability of God or other deity.
    She left the church when she became agnostic.
  3. (computing) A software component (or other entity) that is unaware or noncommittal regarding the specific nature of the components with which it interacts; polymorphic; modular; pluggable
    The socket communications layer is agnostic with regards to its underlying transport mechanism -- it is “transport-agnostic”.

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