apodeictic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj apodeictic of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apodeictic Self-evident; intuitively true; evident beyond contradiction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apodeictic etc. See apodictic, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Apodeictic a-po-dīk′tik a logical term signifying a proposition which is necessarily true—demonstrative without demonstration, beyond contradiction—opp. to Dialectic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. apodicticus, Gr. , fr. to point out, to show by argument; from + to show
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. apodeiktikosapodeiknunai (apo and deiknunai), to show off, demonstrate.

Usage

In literature:

These principles cannot be derived from experience, for it would give neither strict universality, nor apodeictic certainty.
"The Critique of Pure Reason" by Immanuel Kant
In its apodeictic nature, it is the absoluteness of spirit.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
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