apagogic

adjective ap·a·gog·ic \¦apə¦gäjik\
variants: or

apagogical

\-jėkəl\

Definition of apagogic

  1. :  of, relating to, or involving an apagoge; especially :  proceeding by the method of disproving the proposition that contradicts the one to be established

apagogically

\-jə̇k(ə)lē\ adverb

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