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”)

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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

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

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