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Friday, July 15, 2011

apodictic

\ap-uh-DIK-tik\ , adjective;
1.
Necessarily true or logically certain.
2.
Incontestable because of having been demonstrated or proved to be demonstrable.
Quotes:
Though she might caution her unborn child, Phoebe's more than accustomed to Sasha's apodictic utterances, delivered in the husky voice that had once intoxicated the audiences of Warsaw's Yiddish art theater.
-- Rebecca Goldstein, Mazel
They might, if we could get apodictic proof that there was no paper in Dahlmann's wallet containing the answers, but we can't.
-- Rex Stout, Before Midnight
Origin:
Apodictic evolves from the Greek apodeiktikós, "proving fully."
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