- Socratic So*crat"ic, Socratical So*crat"ic*al, a. [L.
Socraticus, Gr. ????.]
Of or pertaining to Socrates, the Grecian sage and teacher.
(b. c. 469-399), or to his manner of teaching and
Note: The Socratic method of reasoning and instruction was by a series of questions leading the one to whom they were addressed to perceive and admit what was true or false in doctrine, or right or wrong in conduct. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.