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.
Designating or of the Socratic method of helping a person to bring forth and become aware of latent ideas or memories.
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