Definition of agnostic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//æɡˈnɒstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//æɡˈnɑːstɪk//
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  1. 1(religion) holding or showing the belief that it is not possible to know whether God exists or not
  2. 2not having a strong opinion about an activity or topic I’m largely agnostic on this issue as I know so little about it.
  3. 3(computing) (often in compounds) (used about computer hardware or software) able to be used with many different types of computer systems, software or operating systems (= sets of programs that control the way computers work and run other programs) Now that the services are platform-agnostic, they can be accessed by far more users.
  4. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from a- ‘not’ + gnostic ‘relating to knowledge, especially mystical knowledge’.

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