Definition of dialectician in English:

dialectician

Syllabification: di·a·lec·ti·cian
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəlekˈtiSHən
 
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noun

  • A person skilled in philosophical debate.
    More example sentences
    • Heraclitus was a dialectician, while Zeno was a metaphysical relativist.
    • The aim of the seminar giver, he argues, is to be witty, clever, and entertaining; the performer must also be a skilled dialectician who relishes the cut and thrust of debate.
    • The dialectician replaces hypotheses with secure knowledge, and his aim is to ground all science, all knowledge, on some ‘unhypothetical first principle’.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French dialecticien, from Latin dialecticus, based on Greek dialegesthai 'converse with'.

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