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socratic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective of or relating to Socrates or to his method of teaching
    • Socratic teaching

So*crat"ic, So*crat"ic*al adjective (Also<
  • Socratic
  • Socratical
L. Socraticus, Gr. .
  1. Of or pertaining to Socrates, the Grecian sage and teacher. (b. c. 469-399), or to his manner of teaching and philosophizing. ✍ The Socratic method of reasoning and instruction was by a series of questions leading the one to whom they were addressed to perceive and admit what was true or false in doctrine, or right or wrong in conduct.

Webster 1913