Definition of Elenctic

1. a. Serving to refute; refutative; -- applied to indirect modes of proof, and opposed to deictic.



Definition of Elenctic

1. Adjective. Serving to refute; refutative ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to elenchus ¹

3. Adjective. Applied to indirect modes of proof; opposed to (term deictic). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elenctic

1. elenchus [adj] - See also: elenchus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elenctic

elemicin
elemin
elemis
elench
elenchi
elenchic
elenchical
elenchically
elenchize
elenchized
elenchizes
elenchizing
elenchs
elenchtic
elenchus
elenctic (current term)
elengeness
eleo-
eleoma
eleometer
eleopathy
eleoptene
eleoptenes
eleostearic acid
eleotherapy
elephant
elephant's
elephant's-foot
elephant's ear
elephant's teeth

Literary usage of Elenctic

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1. Biblical Criticism on the First Fourteen Historical Books of the Old by Samuel Horsley (1820)
"The third part is elenctic, addressed to the Jews, regardless of the proffered mercy. The 19th, 20th, and 21st verses, he understood ..."

2. The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry: Containing in Addition to by Matthew Henry, Philip Henry (1833)
"He had a particular concern to have them well grounded in Logic, both didactic and elenctic,and spent more time with them than most tutors do in that part ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1866)
"The method adopted leaves considerable danger lest the deictic should be retorted into an elenctic argument. If miracles are so essential to the proof of ..."

4. Author's & Printer's Dictionary: A Guide for Authors by Frederick Howard Collins (1912)
"... a dried fig (not ital., no accent). elements (chemical), no point after symbols; see also under each name. elemi*, a resin. elenctic/*, of refutation, ..."

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