dialogism

noun
di·​al·​o·​gism | \ dīˈaləˌjizəm sometimes ˈdīəˌlȯˌgi- or -ˌläg- in sense 1 \
plural -s

Definition of dialogism

1 archaic
a : the expression of an author's ideas by means of a dialogue between two or more characters
2 : a disjunctive conclusion inferred from a single premise (as in “gravitation may act without contact; therefore, either some force may act without contact or gravitation is not a force”)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of dialogism

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for dialogism

Late Latin dialogismos, from Greek, from dialogos + -ismos -ism

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dialogism

Time Traveler for dialogism

Time Traveler

The first known use of dialogism was in 1574

See more words from the same year

Statistics for dialogism

Cite this Entry

“Dialogism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialogism. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!