Dialectic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdaɪəˈlektɪk|  American pronunciation of the word dialectic
Brit.  |ˌdʌɪəˈlɛktɪk|  British pronunciation of the word dialectic

noun

- any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
- a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction

adjective

- of or relating to or employing dialectic(syn: dialectical)

Examples

this situation created the inner dialectic of American history

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