Apodictically

apodictic

[ap-uh-dik-tik]
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] , apodictical.


Origin:
1645–55; < Latin apodīcticus < Greek apodeiktikós proving fully. See apo-, deictic

apodictically, apodeictically, adverb
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apodeictic or apodictic (ˌæpəˈdaɪktɪk, ˌæpəˈdɪktɪk)
 
adj
1.  unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration
2.  archaic logic
 a.  necessarily true
 b.  asserting that a property holds necessarily
 
[C17: from Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos clearly demonstrating, from apodeiknunai to demonstrate]
 
apodictic or apodictic
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos clearly demonstrating, from apodeiknunai to demonstrate]
 
apo'deictically or apodictic
 
adv
 
apo'dictically or apodictic
 
adv

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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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