maieutical

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maieutic or maieutical (meɪˈjuːtɪk)
 
adj
philosophy of or relating to the Socratic method of eliciting knowledge by a series of questions and answers
 
[C17: from Greek maieutikos relating to midwifery (used figuratively by Socrates), from maia midwife]
 
maieutical or maieutical
 
adj
 
[C17: from Greek maieutikos relating to midwifery (used figuratively by Socrates), from maia midwife]

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