maieutic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μαιευτικός (maieutikós, obstetric). Its rhetorical sense comes from a passage in Plato's Theaetetus where Socrates compares his procedure with that of a midwife.

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maieutic (comparative more maieutic, superlative most maieutic)

  1. (uncommon) Of or related to the Socratic method.
  2. (uncommon) Obstetric: of or related to childbirth.

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Noun[edit]

maieutic (uncountable)

  1. midwifery