Definition of alethic in English:

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alethic

Pronunciation: /əˈleTHik/ /əˈlē-/

adjective

Philosophy
Denoting modalities of truth, such as necessity, contingency, or impossibility.
Example sentences
  • The final part offers an illustration of how embracing alethic functionalism may help the relativist.
  • By far, alethic logic has been the field of modal logic which has received the greatest attention.
  • He advocates alethic realism and traces in detail Putnam's gradual move from alethic anti-realism to alethic realism.

Origin

1950s: from Greek alētheia 'truth' + -ic.

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Syllabification: a·leth·ic

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