Definition of dialectic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

dialectic

noun
ˌdaɪəˈlektɪk
 
; ˌdaɪəˈlektɪk
 
[singular] (also less frequent dialectics [uncountable])
 
1 (philosophy) a method of discovering the truth of ideas by discussion and logical argument and by considering ideas that are opposed to each other2 (formal) the way in which two aspects of a situation affect each otherdialectical
ˌdaɪəˈlektɪkl
 
; ˌdaɪəˈlektɪkl
 
adjective
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