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e·ris·tic

 (ĭ-rĭs′tĭk) also e·ris·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
n.
1. One given to disputation or argument.
2. The art or practice of disputation and polemics.

[Greek eristikos, from erizein, to wrangle, quarrel, from eris, erid-, strife.]

eristic

(ɛˈrɪstɪk)
adj
of, relating, or given to controversy or logical disputation, esp for its own sake
n
1. a person who engages in logical disputes; a controversialist
2. the art or practice of logical disputation, esp if specious
[C17: from Greek eristikos, from erizein to wrangle, from eris discord]

er•is•tic

(ɛˈrɪs tɪk)

adj.
1. Also, er•is′ti•cal. pertaining to controversy or disputation.
n.
2. a person who engages in disputation.
3. the art of disputation.
[1630–40; < Greek eristikós=erist(ós), v. adj. of erízein, derivative of éris discord + -ikos -ic]
er•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

eristic

- Means "enjoying argument for its own sake," or "of or pertaining to controversy."
See also related terms for sake.

eristic

1. a participant in an argument or controversy.
2. the art of disputation. — eristic, eristical, adj.
See also: Argumentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
contester - someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
accuser - someone who imputes guilt or blame
arguer, debater - someone who engages in debate
denier - one who denies
hairsplitter - a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions
logomach, logomachist - someone given to disputes over words
obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, resister, thwarter - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
quarreler, quarreller - a disputant who quarrels
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
2.eristic - the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
Adj.1.eristic - given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
argumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"

eristic

adjective
Translations
eristisch
References in classic literature ?
And if he were a philosopher of the eristic and antagonistic sort, I should say to him: You have my answer, and if I am wrong, your business is to take up the argument and refute me.
But when a man begins to get older, he will no longer be guilty of such insanity; he will imitate the dialectician who is seeking for truth, and not the eristic, who is contradicting for the sake of amusement; and the greater moderation of his character will increase instead of diminishing the honour of the pursuit.
At this point, the game of arguing for the sake of conflict, or eristics, is over.
Charact eristics and circumstances of falls in a hospital setting.
All the compounds showed charact- eristics molecular ion peaks at m/z 291, 305 and 367 for compounds 1, 2 and 3 respectively and showed characteristics fragmentation pattern as well.
In Platonic dialogues like the Sophist and the Parmenides, the excesses of eristics were criticized and were moderated but Plato never abandoned the method of elenchic dialogue; even in the Laws, it reappears in key passages interspersed among long monologues.
Indeed, Montaigne's main objection to medieval scholasticism is that scholars and aristocrats who become well acquainted with dates, names, facts, and procedures and who become skillful at logic chopping, verbal puzzles, and eristics know next to nothing about virtue.
Aristotle, in a work definitely not lost, speaks at length about the "dubious" contribution Corax made to the development of rhetoric in his own "compendium" on the subject, the Rhetoric: "As in eristics the deception lies in not adding the conditions, application, or manner in which our statement is valid, so in rhetoric it lies in the probability's being not absolute but conditional.
But most identified lessons are timeless because they are based on universal operational principles and natural human charact eristics.
An interesting feature of the radar is its capability of recognizing air and ground targets based on their unique charact eristics in cooperation with IFF.
So despite individuals' abilities to act freely, all actors are cast in subjective roles that carry with them certain expectations which serve to not only create value through group membership, but also to sustain group charact eristics through ongoing interaction.
The high power amplifiers (HPAs) in the hubs and the CPEs will therefore be different and having different charact eristics.