Definition of dialogic in English:



  • Relating to or in the form of dialogue.

    • ‘The increasingly dialogic nature of life writing reflects a multi-voiced cultural situation that allows the subject to control and exploit the tensions between personal and communal discourse within the text.’
    • ‘It's also impressive to see the extensive discussion of the dialogic character of Garrison's newspaper The Liberator itself, in which blacks and a few whites discourse in a variety of genres on the issues of the day.’
    • ‘The subject's own agenda and investment in personal development will determine how long this cycle between monologic and dialogic communication about the Other will continue, or even if it will be transcended at all.’
    • ‘It is a digressive process that leaks out intimations of personality and establishes a position for the portrait where it does not remain static but finds a more dialogic approach to psychological portraiture.’
    • ‘It's very engaged, it's very responsible, it's very dialogic and yet also lively in a conversational way.’
    • ‘However, as the book progressed and the institutional context of the field was transformed, the original idea of an inclusive sourcebook gave way to a project that was more focused, interpretive, and dialogic.’
    • ‘Somehow this reminds me of one of the incredibly well-constructed bits of dialogic chaos in a Tom Stoppard play like ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’.’
    • ‘We have learned from observing our own practice and the work of others either directly or through the literature that the first task is the opening of a dialogic space.’
    • ‘Post-Renaissance literature is usually dialogic - it has the voice of the narrator and those of the characters.’
    • ‘The dialogic framing structure of a father conversing with his children also enables the text to be self critical as it unfolds: the children raise questions along the way that presumably identify the flaws in Defoe's original.’
    • ‘Tituba emerges in this novel as a rounded character whose complexity derives from her words, thoughts, actions, and deeds within a dialogic context of circumstances surrounding her life as a slave and a foreigner.’
    • ‘The dialogic stance that Seikkula describes has much in common with spiritual practice: As one relinquishes one's efforts to grasp and control the world, one can allow oneself to be held by a reality larger than oneself.’
    • ‘In education, as much as in religion, New England luminaries pushed authoritative, rote, catechized practices out of the picture and worked for a more dialogic but standardized discourse of learning.’
    • ‘Garmon describes dialogic journaling as a process whereby individuals have private written conversations with each other over an extended period of time.’
    • ‘Gossage's book is dialogic and complex in its elaborate structures of sequence and reference, opening and unfolding.’
    • ‘Thus, the fusion of different creeds undertaken by the women in the Convent represents a dialogic interchange among the Puritan, the Catholic and the pagan beliefs, rather than a counter discourse to any of these.’
    • ‘Therefore, it is important not only to point out cultural differences, but also to see similarities between the ways in which dialogic texts such as those we might label ‘ethnic’ might work.’
    • ‘Jime has pioneered a dialogic peer review process, in which authors and reviewers are introduced to each other, and conduct a review debate.’
    • ‘They were the earliest exponents of the dialogic approach and encouraged a million flowers to bloom and a thousand schools to contend.’
    • ‘For instance, hate speech could be transmitted via the Internet from one jurisdiction, where it was acceptable, to another, where it would be reprehensible, with dialogic interaction by the receivers.’


Mid 19th century: via late Latin from Greek dialogikos, from dialogos (see dialogue).