Maieutical
Maieutic Ma*ieu"tic (m[asl]*[=u]"t[i^]k), Maieutical Ma*ieu"tic*al (m[asl]*[=u]"t[i^]*kal), a. [Gr. maieytiko`s, fr. mai^a midwife.] 1. Serving to assist childbirth. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

2. [Fig.] Aiding, or tending to, the definition and interpretation of thoughts or language. --Payne. [1913 Webster]


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  • Maieutic — Ma*ieu tic (m[asl]*[=u] t[i^]k), Maieutical Ma*ieu tic*al (m[asl]*[=u] t[i^]*kal), a. [Gr. maieytiko s, fr. mai^a midwife.] 1. Serving to assist childbirth. Cudworth. [1913 Webster] 2. [Fig.] Aiding, or tending to, the definition and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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