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apodictic

[ap-uh-dik-tik] /ˌæp əˈdɪk tɪk/
adjective
1.
incontestable because of having been demonstrated or proved to be demonstrable.
2.
Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true or logically certain.
Also, apodeictic
[ap-uh-dahyk-tik] /ˌæp əˈdaɪk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
apodictical.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin apodīcticus < Greek apodeiktikós proving fully. See apo-, deictic
Related forms
apodictically, apodeictically, adverb
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Examples for apodictic
  • It is apodictic that inadvertent disclosures may work a waiver of the attorney-client privilege.
British Dictionary definitions for apodictic

apodeictic

/ˌæpəˈdaɪktɪk/
adjective
1.
unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration
2.
(logic, archaic)
  1. necessarily true
  2. asserting that a property holds necessarily
Compare problematic (sense 2), assertoric
Derived Forms
apodeictically, apodictically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos clearly demonstrating, from apodeiknunai to demonstrate
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Word Origin and History for apodictic
apodictic
"clearly demonstrated," 1650s, from L. apodicticus, from Gk. apodeiktikos, from apodeiktos, verbal adj. of apodeiknynai "to show off, demonstrate," perhaps lit. "to point away from" (other objects, at one), from apo "off, away" + deiknynai "to show."
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