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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.
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(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.
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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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The most essential of these is "high crimes and misdemeanors." Though treason and bribery are also grounds for impeachment and removal, their meaning is more apodictic. Moreover, after some debate about whether it was necessary or appropriate to include an impeachment remedy at all, the framers concluded that the ballot box was an insufficient check.
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Ever apodictic, Greenberg says that iconoclasm's 'motives were entirely religious' (false), while speaking of 'the echo of certain aesthetically felt objections to the figurative' (what about the Second Commandment?).
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