dialectician

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdʌɪəlɛkˈtɪʃn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdaɪəlɛkˈtɪʃn/, /ˌdaɪəlɛkˈtɪʃən/

Etymology 1[edit]

From French dialecticien (one skillful in dialectic), from Latin dialecticus (dialectic) + French -ien (-ian) from Latin -ianus (-ian). Equivalent to dialectic +‎ -ian.

Noun[edit]

dialectician (plural dialecticians)

  1. (chiefly historical) Someone skilled in dialectics: someone able to arrive at logical conclusions through reasoned argument. [1560]
  2. (Hegelianism) Someone skilled in dialectical idealism: someone able to arrive at historical conclusions through consideration of contradictions. [1871]
  3. (Marxism) Someone skilled in dialectical materialism: someone able to arrive at socio-political conclusions through consideration of class differences.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From dialectic (dialectical) +‎ -ian.

Noun[edit]

dialectician (plural dialecticians)

  1. Someone knowledgable about dialects. [1848]
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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French dialecticien

Noun[edit]

dialectician m (plural dialecticieni)

  1. dialectician

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