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apodictic (ap-uh-DIK-tik) adjective, also apodeictic

Demonstrably true.

[From Latin apodicticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiknynai (to demonstrate), from apo- + deiknynai (to show).]

"The very best philosophy is apodictic. It proceeds slowly, carefully, skeptically, via demonstration and argument, until suddenly something new comes to light." Peter Marin, Good Will Hunting; Existentialists and Mystics, The Los Angeles Times, Apr 12, 1998.

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