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Socratic

[ suh-krat-ik, soh- ]
/ səˈkræt ɪk, soʊ- /
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adjective
of or relating to Socrates or his philosophy, followers, etc., or to the Socratic method.
noun
a follower of Socrates.
any of the Greek philosophers influenced by Socrates.
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Origin of Socratic

1630–40; <Latin Sōcraticus<Greek Sōkratikós of, pertaining to Socrates; see -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Socratic

So·crat·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti-So·crat·ic, adjectivepost-So·crat·ic, adjectivepseu·do-So·crat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Socratic

Socratic
/ (sɒˈkrætɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to Socrates, his methods, etc
noun
a person who follows the teachings of Socrates

Derived forms of Socratic

Socratically, adverbSocraticism, nounSocratist (ˈsɒkrətɪst), noun
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