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Meaning of DIALECTIC

Pronunciation:  `dIu'lektik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  2. [n]  a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction; "this situation created the inner dialectic of American history"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or employing dialectic; "the dialectical method"

DIALECTIC is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dialectical
 See Also: contradiction, philosophy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Di`a*lec"tic\, n.
    Same as {Dialectics}.
          Plato placed his dialectic above all sciences.
                                                   --Liddell &
  2. \Di`a*lec"tic\, Dialectical \Di`a*lec"tic*al\, a. [L.
    dialecticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. dialectique. See {Dialect}.]
    1. Pertaining to dialectics; logical; argumental.
    2. Pertaining to a dialect or to dialects. --Earle.
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