Definition of Apodeictic

1. Adjective. Of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain.

Exact synonyms: Apodictic
Category relationships: Logic
Similar to: True



Definition of Apodeictic

1. a. Self-evident; intuitively true; evident beyond contradiction.

Definition of Apodeictic

1. Adjective. (logic) Of or stating the characteristic feature of a proposition that is necessary (or impossible), perfectly certain (or inconceivable) or incontrovertibly true (or false). ¹

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Definition of Apodeictic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apodeictic

apocryphal
apocryphalist
apocryphalists
apocryphally
apocryphalness
apocynaceous
apocyneous
apocynin
apocynthion
apocytochrome
apod
apoda
apodal
apodan
apode
apodeictic (current term)
apodeictics
apodeme
apodemes
apodemialgia
apodes
apodictic
apodictical
apodictically
apodicticity
apodiform bird
apodioxis
apodixis
apodization

Literary usage of Apodeictic

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1. An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry by Bertrand Russell (1897)
"He reduced the question to the following hypotheticals: If Geometry has apodeictic certainty, its matter, ie space, must be 9 priori, and as such must be ..."

2. Logic: In Three Books, of Thought, of Investigation, and of Knowledge by Hermann Lotze (1888)
"I will therefore anticipate somewhat what I have to say later. The proposition, ' all men must die,' is usually held to be apodeictic ; I consider it merely ..."

3. Continuity: The Presidential Address to the British Association for 1913 by Oliver Lodge (1914)
"It would be difficult to justify [the belief in continuity] by apodeictic reasoning, but without it all science would be impossible. ..."

4. Continuity: The Presidential Address to the British Association for 1913 by Oliver Lodge (1914)
"It would be difficult to justify [the belief in continuity] by apodeictic reasoning, but without it all science would be impossible. ..."

5. The Problem of Logic by William Ralph Boyce Gibson, Augusta Klein (1908)
"If the moon is made of green cheese, (it logically follows that) it must at least be subject to the law of gravitation (material apodeictic). ..."

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