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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dialectic  \Di`a*lec"tic\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Dialectics}. 
 
  Plato  placed  his  dialectic  above  all  sciences. 
  --Liddell  & 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dialectic  \Di`a*lec"tic\,  Dialectical  \Di`a*lec"tic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  dialecticus,  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  dialectique  See  {Dialect}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  dialectics;  logical;  argumental. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  a  dialect  or  to  dialects.  --Earle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dialectic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  employing  dialectic;  "the  dialectical 
  method"  [syn:  {dialectical}] 
  n  1:  any  formal  system  of  reasoning  that  arrives  at  the  truth  by 
  the  exchange  of  logical  arguments 
  2:  a  contradiction  of  ideas  that  serves  as  the  determining 
  factor  in  their  interaction;  "this  situation  created  the 
  inner  dialectic  of  American  history" 




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