Elenchus



[ih-leng-kuh s] /ɪˈlɛŋ kəs/

noun, plural elenchi
[ih-leng-kahy, -kee] /ɪˈlɛŋ kaɪ, -ki/ (Show IPA)
1.
a logical refutation; an argument that refutes another argument by proving the contrary of its conclusion.
/ɪˈlɛŋkəs/
noun (logic) (pl) -chi (-kaɪ)
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

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