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Socratic

[suh-krat-ik, soh-] /səˈkræt ɪk, soʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Socrates or his philosophy, followers, etc., or to the Socratic method.
noun
2.
a follower of Socrates.
3.
any of the Greek philosophers influenced by Socrates.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin Sōcraticus < Greek Sōkratikós of, pertaining to Socrates; see -ic
Related forms
Socratically, adverb
anti-Socratic, adjective
post-Socratic, adjective
pseudo-Socratic, adjective
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Socratic

/sɒˈkrætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Socrates, his methods, etc
noun
2.
a person who follows the teachings of Socrates
Derived Forms
Socratically, adverb
Socraticism, noun
Socratist (ˈsɒkrətɪst) noun
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Word Origin and History for anti-socratic

Socratic

adj.

1630s (Socratical is from 1580s), "of or pertaining to Greek philosopher Socrates" (469-399 B.C.E.), especially in reference to his method of eliciting truth by question and answer, from Latin Socraticus, from Greek Sokratikos "pertaining to Socrates or his school." His name is Greek Sokrates, literally "having safe might."

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