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Socratic

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adjective So·crat·ic \sə-ˈkra-tik, sō-\

Definition of Socratic

  1. :  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 knowable by all rational beings

Socratically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Did You Know?

Socrates lived and taught in Athens in the 5th century B.C., but left no writings behind, so all we know of him comes through the works of his disciple Plato, almost all of which claim to be accounts of Socrates' conversations with others. Today Socrates is best remembered for his method of teaching by asking increasingly difficult questions, the so-called Socratic method. This generally involves the use of Socratic induction, a way of gradually arriving at generalizations through a process of questions and answers, and Socratic irony, in which the teacher pretends ignorance while questioning his students skillfully to make them aware of their errors in understanding.

1598

First Known Use of socratic

1598


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Socratic

noun So·crat·ic

Definition of Socratic

  1. :  a follower of Socrates

1678

First Known Use of socratic

1678


SOCRATIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Socratic

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adjective So·crat·ic \sə-ˈkra-tik, sō-\

Definition of Socratic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, his followers, or his method of asking questions to discover the truth


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