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dialogic

or dialogical

[dahy-uh-loj-ik or dahy-uh-loj-i-kuh] /ˌdaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk or ˌdaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kə/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by dialogue.
2.
participating in dialogue.
Origin of dialogic
1825-1835
1825-35; < Medieval Latin dialogicus < Greek dialogikós, equivalent to diálog(os) dialogue + -ikos -ic
Related forms
dialogically, adverb
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  • This dialogical quality is indispensable to creative living.

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  • It is out of the dialogical encounter that the individual emerges.

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  • Only by the process of dialogical teaching can children really learn.

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  • Because of the dialogical nature of relationship, we have responsibility for one another.

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  • Nor does it follow that the dialogical principle forbids the use of the monological method.

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  • As a matter of fact, one should not confuse the different methods of teaching with the dialogical concept of communication.

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  • Both the lecturer and the discussion leader can be either monological or dialogical, even though they are using different methods.

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  • However, coming to know nursing is a dialogical process—direct engagement with the "word of nursing."

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin

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