Generally, a dialectic uses discussion (or dialogue) to discover underlying truths.

The Socratic Method is a good example of this technique.

See also: Hegels Theory of Dialectic for a more info.

Di`a*lec"tic (?), n.

Same as Dialectics.

Plato placed his dialectic above all sciences. Liddell & Scott.


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Di`a*lec"tic (?), Di`a*lec"tic*al (?), a. [L. dialecticus, Gr. : cf. F. dialectique. See Dialect.]


Pertaining to dialectics; logical; argumental.


Pertaining to a dialect or to dialects.



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