Apagogical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apagogical Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apagogical Same as apagogic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Apagogical ap-a-goj′ikal proving indirectly by an apagoge or reduction to an absurdity, the truth of the thesis being evinced through the falsehood of its opposite—opposed to direct or ostensive proof.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. apagōgē, leading away, abduction, apagein, to lead off.

Usage

In literature:

P. 46, APAGOGE, originally 'APAGOG'.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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