from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Socrates or the Socratic method: a Socratic approach to teaching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or characteristic of the philosopher Socrates or his philosophical methods and/or views.
  • n. a follower of Socrates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Socrates, the Grecian sage and teacher. (b. c. 469-399), or to his manner of teaching and philosophizing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the methods, style, doctrine, character, person, or followers of the illustrious Athenian philosopher Socrates (about 470–399 b. c).
  • n. A disciple of Socrates: as, Æschines the Socratic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Socrates or to his method of teaching


From Latin Socraticus, From Ancient Greek Σωκρατικός (Sōkratikos, "of Socrates"), from Σωκράτης (Sōkratēs, "Socrates"). (Wiktionary)


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