eidos

noun (anthropology) the distinctive expression of the cognitive or intellectual character of a culture or a social group
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eidos

eidos (s), eide (pl) 1. In philosophy, form; species. 2. Idea; used by Plato. 3. The formal content of a culture, encompassing its system of ideas; criteria for interpreting experience, etc.
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