plural noun [treated as sing.] a system developed by the founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, which aims to relieve psychosomatic disorder by cleansing the mind of harmful mental images.
1950s: from Gk dianoētikos 'relating to thought' + -ics.

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  • dianetics — 1950, coined by U.S. writer L. Ron Hubbard, an alteration of dianoetic (1670s) of or pertaining to thought, from Gk. dianoetikos of or for thinking; intellectual, from dianoetos, verbal adj. from dianoe esthai to think, from dia through (see DIA… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dianetics® — /dī ə netˈiks/ singular noun A system developed by the American writer L Ron Hubbard, with the aim of relieving psychosomatic illness by removing unwanted images from the mind ORIGIN: Gr dia through, and nous mind …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dianetics — This article is about the set of ideas and practices termed Dianetics. For the book by L. Ron Hubbard first published in 1950, see Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health or Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science (1950). Not to be confused… …   Wikipedia

  • Dianetics — noun A self help system designed by which is chiefly employed today in Scientology …   Wiktionary

  • dianetics — noun /daɪəˈnɛtɪks/ A discipline invented by designed to heal psychosomatic illnesses by cleansing the mind of harmful mental images …   Wiktionary

  • DIANETICS —    a theory, book, and later therapy, developed by Ron L. HUBBARD, the founder of SCIENTOLOGY, who taught that psychological and other problems result from engrams or bad impressions in the subconscious mind. Negative engrams must be eliminated… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Dianetics — n. spiritual healing technology; methodology to soothe and relieve undesirable emotions and sensations as well as illogical fears and psychosomatic illnesses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dianetics — /daɪəˈnɛtɪks/ (say duyuh netiks) noun (construed as singular) a series of techniques and studies which aims to give insight into the full potential of the mind, developed by L Ron Hubbard in 1948. See Scientology. {trademark; see dianoetic + ics} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science —   …   Wikipedia

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