Definition of apodictic in US English:


(also apodeictic)


  • Clearly established or beyond dispute.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The truths that conceptual analysis arrives at are thus apodictic, rather like the truths of geometry.’
    • ‘It would have a necessary influence, or what philosophers sometimes call apodictic force.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’.