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di·a·lec·tic

dialectic

 
pronunciation:
daI lek tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to logical analysis and argumentation.
definition 2: of or relating to dialects.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the art or practice of logical analysis and argument, esp. in revealing and resolving real or apparent contradictions.
definition 2: the Hegelian theory of change, wherein one force or entity creates its opposite and the conflict between the two produces a new force or entity.
definition 3: (often pl., but used with a sing. verb) the Marxian adaptation of Hegelian dialectic applied to economic and political history.
definition 4: (pl., but used with a sing. verb) the theory or process of analyzing and arguing by investigating and resolving contradictions, esp. as used in Marxist theory and practice.
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derivation: dialectically (adv.)
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