from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Necessarily or demonstrably true; incontrovertible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Incontrovertible; demonstrably true or certain.
- adj. A style of argument, in which a person presents their reasoning as categorically true, even if it is not necessarily so.
- adj. absolute and without explanation, as in a command from God like "Thou shalt not kill!"
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as apodeictic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Demonstrative; incontestable because demonstrated or demonstrable; of the nature of necessary proof.
- In logic, a term descriptive of a form of judgment in which the connection of subject and predicate is asserted to be necessary; asserting its own necessity.
- n. The logical doctrine of demonstration and of science.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiktos, demonstrable, from apodeiknunai, to demonstrate : apo-, apo- + deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin apodīcticus ("proving clearly”, “demonstrative"), from the Ancient Greek ἀποδεικτικός (apodeiktikos, "affording proof”, “demonstrative"), from ἀποδείκνυμι (apodeiknumi, "I demonstrate"). (Wiktionary)