Definition of dialectic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dialectic

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪk//
     
    [singular](dialectics [uncountable])
     
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  1. 1(philosophy) a method of discovering the truth of ideas by discussion and logical argument, and by considering ideas that are opposed to each other
  2. 2(formal) the way in which two aspects of a situation affect each other
dialectical
 
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NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪkl//
 
adjective
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