dialecticism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dialectic +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

dialecticism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural dialecticisms)

  1. The quality of being dialectic.
    • 1861 July 1, “Gioberti's Philosophy of Revelation”, in Brownson's Quarterly Review[1], volume 3, page 305:
      Dialecticism is expressed by the Catholic formula: Union not separation of natures, the unity of person against Nestorius; distinction not confusion of natures against Eutychius and the Monothelites.
    • 1982, N Kolesnikoff, Bruno Jasieński: His Evolution from Futurism to Socialist Realism[2], page 69:
      Numerous dialecticisms introduced into the poem reflect the phonetic, morphological, and syntactic differences between dialect and standard language.
    • 2011, Richard Sorrentino, Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures[3], page 520:
      We argue there are two major ways in which dialecticism influences emotional complexity in East Asian cultures.