adjective Also dialectical.
- logic or any of its branches.
- any formal system of reasoning or thought.
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Origin of dialectic
OTHER WORDS FROM dialecticdi·a·lec·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·di·a·lec·tic, adjective, noun
Words nearby dialectic
Example sentences from the Web for dialectic
This matter is, in the Indian dialectic of beauty, nonnegotiable.
His (mis)reading of the Megilla power dialectic meant tragedy for all.
He had five-year plans and seven-year plans by the bushel-full, and he never lost faith in the dialectic.
Islam is 1,400 years old; fascism entered the dialectic only with Benito Mussolini.
They are the yin and the yang of the whole film and they dance the dialectic to perfection.
One other illustration of this keen childish dialectic when face to face with the accuser deserves to be touched on.Children's Ways|James Sully
As in the later days of Greece, rhetoric and dialectic are the most powerful of the arts.The New Society|Walther Rathenau
In the Anglican doctorPage 119 it employs the dialectic and metaphysics of Aristotle.Colleges in America|John Marshall Barker
The latter is a composition of the literary German with dialectic forms, and his rhythms are halting, his ideas one-sided.
He wrote extensively not only on medicine, but on philosophy, his writings taking throughout a more or less dialectic character.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
British Dictionary definitions for dialectic
- the conversational Socratic method of argument
- (in Plato) the highest study, that of the Forms