Apagogic
Apagogic Ap`a*gog"ic, Apagogical Ap`a*gog"ic*al, a. Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary. --Bp. Berkeley. [1913 Webster]

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  • apagogic — APAGÓGIC, Ă, apagogici, ce, adj. (În sintagma) Raţionament apagogic = raţionament indirect prin reducere la absurd. – Din fr. apagogique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  apagógic adj. m., pl. apagógici; f. sg. apagógică …   Dicționar Român

  • apagogic — adjective Proving indirectly, by showing the impossibility, or absurdity of the contrary …   Wiktionary

  • apagogic — ap·a·gog·ic …   English syllables

  • apagogic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • apagogic reduction — noun : indirect reduction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apagogical — Apagogic Ap a*gog ic, Apagogical Ap a*gog ic*al, a. Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary. Bp. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apagoge — /æpəˈgoʊdʒi/ (say apuh gohjee) noun the technique of indirectly proving something by showing that the alternative is false, impossible, or absurd. {Greek: a leading away} –apagogic /æpəˈgɒdʒɪk/ (say apuh gojik), apagogical, adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

  • apagogical — adjective see apagogic …   Useful english dictionary

  • apagogically — adverb see apagogic …   Useful english dictionary

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