Definition of apodictic in English:


(also apodeictic)


  • Clearly established or beyond dispute.

    • ‘It would have a necessary influence, or what philosophers sometimes call apodictic force.’
    • ‘The truths that conceptual analysis arrives at are thus apodictic, rather like the truths of geometry.’
    • ‘Both these types of phenomena are apodeictic realities.’
    • ‘Not all of these nine statements are totally independent, and the list makes no claim for apodictic completeness or ultimate correctness.’
    • ‘He sought a new and apodictic foundation of human knowledge based on the liberation of man from the ancient and medieval tradition of the West.’
    incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable, irrefutable, unassailable, beyond dispute, unquestionable, beyond question, indubitable, not in doubt, beyond doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, unarguable, inarguable, undebatable, unanswerable
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Mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiknunai ‘show off, demonstrate’.