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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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Word Origin and History for apodictical

apodictic

adj.

"clearly demonstrated," 1650s, from Latin apodicticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiktos, verbal adjective of apodeiknynai "to show off, demonstrate," literally "to point away from" (other objects, at one), from apo "off, away" (see apo-) + deiknynai "to show" (see diction).

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