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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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This is not a matter of praxeology, of apodictic certainty.
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Aside from his insistence that miracles do not entail apodictic proof, he leaves the rational status of his apologetic unclear.
Similarly, Morrill suggests that magisterial documents like "Reconciliation and Penance" conceive of bishops "who teach, sanctify, and govern the laity by means of apodictic assertions only lightly considering history and, when doing so, rehearsing a history that carries out uninterruptedly the tenets of faith and morals provided in the timeless pages of Scripture.
one man must step forward who with apodictic force will form granite principles from the wavering idea-world of the broad masses and take up the struggle for their sole correctness, until from the shifting waves of a free thought-world there will arise a brazen cliff of solid unity in faith and will.
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The publication of the definitive Short Course in 1938, far from resolving the contradictions in Soviet doctrine, only created new problems as a result of its apodictic and confusing style.