designating or of the Socratic method of helping a person to bring forth and become aware of latent ideas or memories
Origin of maieuticClassical Greek maieutikos from maia, midwife, origin, originally , mother: see Maia
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.
Origin of maieuticGreek maieutikos from maieuesthai to act as midwife from maia midwife, nurse ; see mā-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more maieutic, superlative most maieutic)