Adjective "apodictic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌapəˈdɪktɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Clearly established or beyond dispute.
  1. 'Not all of these nine statements are totally independent, and the list makes no claim for apodictic completeness or ultimate correctness.'
  2. 'The truths that conceptual analysis arrives at are thus apodictic, rather like the truths of geometry.'

Definitions

adjective

1. incontestable because of having been demonstrated or proved to be demonstrable.

2. Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true or logically certain.

Origin

Mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiknunai ‘show off, demonstrate’.