Apodictic



incontestable because of having been demonstrated or proved to be demonstrable.
Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true or logically certain.
Historical Examples

apodictic propositions, he declares, are either dogmata or mathemata; and the former are beyond the competence of the human mind.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

adj.

“clearly demonstrated,” 1650s, from Latin apodicticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiktos, verbal adjective of apodeiknynai “to show off, demonstrate,” literally “to point away from” (other objects, at one), from apo “off, away” (see apo-) + deiknynai “to show” (see diction).

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