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epistemic

adj. of or relating to knowledge or to epistemology. The epistemic drive, created by the desire for knowledge, is often considered a fundamental drive. See need for cognition.

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body-size overestimation

body-size overestimation

the specific tendency to overestimate the size of body features (e.g., width of waist, hips, or thighs) in relation to objective size measurements. It was once thought to be an essential feature of anorexia nervosa. See body-image distortion.