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Necessarily or demonstrably true; incontrovertible.

[Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiktos, demonstrable, from apodeiknunai, to demonstrate : apo-, apo- + deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′o·dic′ti·cal·ly adv.


(ˌæp əˈdɪk tɪk)

also ap•o•deic•tic


demonstrably or necessarily true.
[1645–55; < Latin apodīcticus < Greek apodeiktikós proving fully. See apo-, deictic]
ap`o•dic′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apodictic - of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
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And all these statements implied in the regression theorem are enounced apodictically as implied in the apriorism of praxeology.
gegeben], as it were, as a fact of pure reason [gleichsam als ein Factum der reinen Vernunft] of which we are a priori conscious [bewusst] and which is apodictically certain.
He concludes that the business cycle theory is "not generally and apodictically valid.
The father's point of view apodictically and generically refers to Articles 29 and 30 of the Constitution, especially about "the child's fundamental right to be educated according to both parents' principles and religious education.
22) This structure is neither apodictically accountable, nor always slipping down the rabbit hole of context-dependent perception.
11) It is apodictically true that rent control will decrease the quality and quantity of rental units below the level that would have otherwise obtained in the absence of this law.
Here the narrator identifies with Ciccio and relates Ciccio's story apodictically without questioning the absolute assertions it contains.
The unity approaches these latter as a judge, its syntheses creating judgements as apodictically true statements.
Kant says that transcendental idealism "will be proved, apodictically not hypothetically, from the nature of our representations of space and time and from the elementary concepts of the understanding".
Were my econometric regressions "testing" the apodictically certain insight that, ceteris paribus, if the government places obstacles in the way of earning profits in one industry, this will tend to reduce investments therein, and incentives to maintain, repair, and upgrade heterogeneous capital?
This objection does not see how one can argue otherwise, but this is not difficult at all: absent market failure, (12) the decision of some people to grab the gold manna out of the air, or to search for it in the 19th century, and then convert it into coins, must necessarily and apodictically lead to an increase in human welfare, because, given that the market accepts this new money for purchases, a greater money stock would have been thus demonstrated to be preferred to the old lesser amount in circulation.
If we start by stipulating the truth of nonliberalism as a substantive matter, then it would seem to follow apodictically that our constitution should be nonliberal.