Definition of apodictic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈdiktik/
(also apodeictic /-ˈdīktik/)


Clearly established or beyond dispute.
Example sentences
  • It would have a necessary influence, or what philosophers sometimes call apodictic force.
  • He sought a new and apodictic foundation of human knowledge based on the liberation of man from the ancient and medieval tradition of the West.
  • Not all of these nine statements are totally independent, and the list makes no claim for apodictic completeness or ultimate correctness.


Mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiknunai 'show off, demonstrate'.

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Syllabification: ap·o·dic·tic

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