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ma·ieu·tic  audio  (m-ytk, m-) KEY  also ma·ieu·ti·cal  (-t-kl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Of or relating to the aspect of the Socratic method that induces a respondent to formulate latent concepts through a dialectic or logical sequence of questions.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek maieutikos, from maieuesthai, to act as midwife, from maia, midwife, nurse; see m-2 in Indo-European roots


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