- incontestable because of having been demonstrated or proved to be demonstrable.
- Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true or logically certain.
Also ap·o·deic·tic [ap-uh-dahyk-tik] /ˌæp əˈdaɪk tɪk/, ap·o·dic·ti·cal.
Origin of apodictic
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I shall term this the demonstrative or apodeictic employment of reason.
These principles cannot be derived from experience, for it would give neither strict universality, nor apodeictic certainty.
I divide all apodeictic propositions, whether demonstrable or immediately certain, into dogmata and mathemata.
In the former case, the dogmatist must take care that his arguments possess the apodeictic certainty of a demonstration.
All these indications in the Bible show that the doctrine of creation is capable of apodeictic proof.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
- unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration
- logic archaic
- necessarily true
- asserting that a property holds necessarily
C17: from Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos clearly demonstrating, from apodeiknunai to demonstrate
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Word Origin and History for apodeictic
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