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’”).
AdjectiveModificarAgnostic (comparative more Agnostic, superlative most Agnostic)
- Of or relating to agnosticism or its adherents.
- His agnostic viewpoint is summarized in his book.
- Doubtful or uncertain about the existence or demonstrability of God or other deity.
- She left the church when she became agnostic.
- (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”.