I. adjective Date: 1598 of or relating to Socrates, his followers, or his philosophical method of systematic doubt and questioning of another to elicit a clear expression of a truth supposed to be implicitly known by all rational beings • Socratically adverb II. noun Date: 1678 a follower of Socrates

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  • Socratic — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to the Greek philosopher Socrates (d. 399 BC) or his philosophy, esp. the method associated with him of seeking the truth by a series of questions and answers. n. a follower of Socrates. Phrases and idioms: Socratic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Socratic — 1. adjective of or characteristic of the philosopher Socrates or his philosophical methods and/or views. 2. noun a follower of Socrates …   Wiktionary

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