[ ap-uh-dik-tik ]
/ ˌæp əˈdɪk tɪk /


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

1645–55; < Latin apodīcticus < Greek apodeiktikós proving fully. See apo-, deictic

Related forms

ap·o·dic·ti·cal·ly, ap·o·deic·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for apodeictic


apodictic (ˌæpəˈdɪktɪk)

/ (ˌæpəˈdaɪktɪk) /


unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration
logic archaic
  1. necessarily true
  2. asserting that a property holds necessarily

Derived Forms

apodeictically or apodictically, adverb

Word Origin for apodeictic

C17: from Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos clearly demonstrating, from apodeiknunai to demonstrate
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