Elenchtic
Elenchtic E*lench"tic, Elenchtical E*lench"tic*al, a. Same as {Elenctic}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • elenchtic — elench·tic …   English syllables

  • elenchtic — adjective see elenctic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elenchtical — Elenchtic E*lench tic, Elenchtical E*lench tic*al, a. Same as {Elenctic}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deictic — Deic tic (d[imac]k t[i^]k), a. [Gr. deiktiko s serving to show or point out, fr. deikny nai to show.] 1. (Logic) Direct; proving directly; applied to reasoning, and opposed to {elenchtic} or refutative. [1913 Webster] 2. (Grammar) showing or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elenchus — [ē leŋ′kəs] n. pl. elenchi [ē leŋ′kī΄] [L < Gr elenchos, cross examination, refutation < elenchein, to shame, refute] a logical refutation, esp. one that disproves a proposition by proving the direct contrary of its conclusion elenctic adj …   English World dictionary

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