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Meaning of maieutic

ma•ieu•tic

Pronunciation: (mā-y'tik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the method used by Socrates of eliciting knowledge in the mind of a person by interrogation and insistence on close and logical reasoning.
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