Definitions of dialectic:
  • noun:   any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  • noun:   a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
    Example: "This situation created the inner dialectic of American history"
  • adjective:   of or relating to or employing dialectic
    Example: "The dialectical method"

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