Maieutic meaning

-tĭ-kəl
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.
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Designating or of the Socratic method of helping a person to bring forth and become aware of latent ideas or memories.
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Origin of maieutic

  • Greek maieutikos from maieuesthai to act as midwife from maia midwife, nurse mā-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition