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1. One who specializes in the study of dialects.
2. One who practices or is skilled in dialectic.


(ˌdaɪ ə lɛkˈtɪʃ ən)

1. a person skilled in dialectic.
2. a specialist in dialects; dialectologist.
[1685–95; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dialectician - a logician skilled in dialectic
logician, logistician - a person skilled at symbolic logic


nDialektiker(in) m(f)
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And do you also agree, I said, in describing the dialectician as one who attains a conception of the essence of each thing?
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.
my friend, you are not only a herculean topographer, you are, still further, a dialectician of the first water.
This fixed idea of the rhapsodist was delivered with animated enthusiasm, in a manner entirely declamatory, for he had plainly no skill as a dialectician.
It may be observed that these sophisms all occur in his cross-examination of Meletus, who is easily foiled and mastered in the hands of the great dialectician.
Dick said: "I had a dialectician figuratively and literally handcuffed to me.
Christmas is thus the feast of the loving humility of God, of the God who upsets our logical expectations, the established order, the order of the dialectician and the mathematician.
Eager to demonstrate the wider implications of the combined work, Jeffries finds echoes of Erich Fromm in Marcuse's student Angela Davis, of Benjamin in cinematic master Alfred Hitchcock, and even a faint glimmer of Benjamin's essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" in the more profane sensibility of "fellow dialectician Homer Simpson.
By taking the imaginary position of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, one of the most famous dialecticians in the history of science, I will respond to Loske's reproach that being a dialectician in the debate means finding a middle way.
Among his topics are Meno, knowledge, and truth; Georgias, Apology, and ignorance; Phaedo, Meno, Apology, and reason; Georgias, Republic, and the ethics of the cosmos; Republic and the four forms of injustice; and the desires of the good dialectician.
Thus, a dialectician would argue that one is socially excluded from employment because the same person is spatially secluded from where the jobs are.
as a Hegelian dialectician of extreme opposites as the placenta