from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • adjective Proceeding by inquiry; seeking.
  • noun A seeker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adjective Arrived at through inquiry.
  • noun A skeptic.


  • His employment of the word zetetic is less doubtful, as he claims for his system that it alone is founded on the true seeking out of Nature's secrets.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • Under the assumed name of Parallax he visited most of the chief towns of England, propounding what he calls his system of zetetic astronomy.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • Twenty years ago De Morgan wrote that 'the founder of the zetetic astronomy gained great praise from provincial newspapers for his ingenuity in proving that the earth is a flat, surrounded by ice,' with the north polar ice in the middle.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy


The word 'zetetic' comes from a Greek word meaning 'to seek'.