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dialectician

Line breaks: dia¦lect|ician
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪəlɛkˈtɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of dialectician in English:

noun

A person skilled in philosophical debate.
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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