procataleptic

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Etymology

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procatalepsis +‎ -ic

Adjective

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procataleptic (comparative more procataleptic, superlative most procataleptic)

  1. (rhetoric) Anticipating and answering objections before they have been raised.
    • 2007, Douglas Walton, Dialog Theory for Critical Argumentation[1], page 284:
      As noted in chapter 5, the procataleptic function of an argumentation scheme with its matching set of critical questions is to strengthen an argument by dealing with possible criticisms, objections, and counter-arguments before they are even raised in dialog.