Dialectical

  • 1 dialectical — index argumentative, logical, polemic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 dialectical — argumentative, 1540s; see DIALECTIC (Cf. dialectic) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …

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  • 3 dialectical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the logical discussion of opinions. 2) concerned with or acting through opposing forces. DERIVATIVES dialectically adverb …

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  • 4 dialectical — [dī′ə lekti kəl] adj. 1. of or using dialectic 2. of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal dialectically adv …

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  • 5 dialectical — also dialectic adjective Date: 1548 1. a. of, relating to, or in accordance with dialectic < dialectical method > b. practicing, devoted to, or employing dialectic < a dialectical philosopher > 2. of, relating to, or …

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  • 6 dialectical — [[t]da͟ɪ͟əle̱ktɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n In philosophy, Dialectical is used to describe situations, theories, and methods which depend on resolving opposing factors. The essence of dialectical thought is division …

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  • 7 dialectical — dialectal, dialectic, dialectical In the 19c all three words were used to mean ‘belonging to a dialect’, but only dialectal now serves this purpose. Dialectic is a form of philosophical argument by question and answer, and dialectical is the… …

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  • 8 Dialectical — Dialectic Di a*lec tic, Dialectical Di a*lec tic*al, a. [L. dialecticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. dialectique. See {Dialect}.] 1. Pertaining to dialectics; logical; argumental. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to a dialect or to dialects. Earle. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 dialectical — adj. of dialectic or dialectics. Phrases and idioms: dialectical materialism the Marxist theory that political and historical events are due to a conflict of social forces caused by man s material needs. Derivatives: dialectically adv …

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  • 10 dialectical — /duy euh lek ti keuhl/, adj. 1. dialectic. 2. of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal. [1520 30; DIALECTIC + AL1] Usage. See dialectal. * * * …

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  • 11 dialectical — adjective a) of, or pertaining to dialectic; logically reasoned through the exchange of opposing ideas. b) of, or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal See Also: dialect, dialectic, dialectically …

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  • 12 dialectical — dialectic …

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  • 13 dialectical — Synonyms and related words: a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, analytic, argumental, argumentative, categorical, combative, conditional, contentious, controversial, deductive, dialectic, discursive, disputatious, enthymematic, epagogic, eristic …

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  • 14 dialectical — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. argumentative, rationalistic, analytic, persuasive; see controversial , rational 1 …

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  • 15 dialectical — di·a·lec·ti·cal || ‚daɪə lektɪkl adj. logical, rational, polemical …

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  • 16 dialectical — adjective 1》 relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions. 2》 concerned with or acting through opposing forces. Derivatives dialectically adverb …

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  • 17 dialectical — a. See dialectic …

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  • 18 dialectical — di·a·lec·ti·cal …

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  • 19 dialectical — See: dialectic …

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  • 20 dialectical — di•a•lec•ti•cal [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tɪ kəl[/t]] adj. 1) pho dialectic 1) 2) ling. dialectal • Etymology: 1520–30 usage: See dialectal …

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