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maieutic

/meɪˈjuːtɪk/
adjective
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(philosophy) of or relating to the Socratic method of eliciting knowledge by a series of questions and answers
Word Origin
C17: from Greek maieutikos relating to midwifery (used figuratively by Socrates), from maia midwife
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