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elenchus

  

      n   pl   , -chi     (Logic)  
1    refutation of an argument by proving the contrary of its conclusion, esp. syllogistically  
2    Socratic elenchus. the drawing out of the consequences of a position in order to show them to be contrary to some accepted position  
     (C17: from Latin, from Greek elenkhos refutation, from elenkhein to put to shame, refute)  
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elenctic, Elche, Eleusis, elect

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