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a.1.(Med.) Caustic.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In one of its principal aspects Jesus' work is diaeretic, differentiating, field breaking, as the masculine agon and style are.
He quietly replaces the diaeretic method with a dialectical approach that relies not only on reason but also on intuition, experience, and opinion (287b10-c4).(18) This approach is evident above all in the passage on which I wish to focus.
Against this "diaeretic or divisive" semiotic of writing that separates knower from known (Ong 46), vision from hearing (72), surface from depth (129), Federman's "tellers" revert to the interactive field of performative narration.