dīˈaləˌjizəm sometimes ˈdīəˌlȯˌgi- or -ˌläg- in sense 1
plural -s
: the expression of an author's ideas by means of a dialogue between two or more characters
: 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")

Word History


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

First Known Use

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of dialogism was in 1574

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“Dialogism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialogism. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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