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Socratic

[suh-krat-ik, soh-] /səˈkræt ɪk, soʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Socrates or his philosophy, followers, etc., or to the Socratic method.
noun
2.
a follower of Socrates.
3.
any of the Greek philosophers influenced by Socrates.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin Sōcraticus < Greek Sōkratikós of, pertaining to Socrates; see -ic
Related forms
Socratically, adverb
anti-Socratic, adjective
post-Socratic, adjective
pseudo-Socratic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for socratically

Socratic

/sɒˈkrætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Socrates, his methods, etc
noun
2.
a person who follows the teachings of Socrates
Derived Forms
Socratically, adverb
Socraticism, noun
Socratist (ˈsɒkrətɪst) noun
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Word Origin and History for socratically
socratic
1637, "of or pertaining to Gk. philosopher Socrates" (469-399 B.C.E.), especially in reference to his method of eliciting truth by question and answer. His name is Gk. Sokrates, lit. "having safe might."
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