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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a catechist or a catechism; of a catechizing character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a catechist or to a catechism.

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  • adjective Pertaining to a catechism.

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  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a rigorous catechism

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Examples

  • The sheer amount of poorly controlled data foisted on a poorly informed and easily troubled public was matched only by the catechistic fervor of the authors.

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  • Now you just need to cook up some line about honoring the logic of the feast for the boys 'sake, part of that catechistic education after all, about presenting gifts that recognize a person's nature, and you're golden ....

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  • And then there's a faith-based method of reasoning, which basically is more catechistic than empiric -- that is, instead of facts leading to conclusions, conclusions lead to facts.

    Mark Green: Climategate! Another Diversion From "Liberal" Science

  • Bush is the exact opposite -- more catechistic than empiric, as conclusions lead to "facts."

    Mark Green: W & Iraq -- and the "Luck" of Democracy

  • Embracing the new orthodoxy with almost catechistic devotion, they insisted on the importance of construing each constitutional provision according to the presumed intentions of the Framers, no matter how disruptive or radical the consequences might be.

    Rehnquist the Great?

  • These catechistic exchanges very often teach standard or dogmatic answers to hypothetical questions.

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  • These catechistic exchanges very often teach standard or dogmatic answers to hypothetical questions.

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  • Embracing the new orthodoxy with almost catechistic devotion, they insisted on the importance of construing each constitutional provision according to the presumed intentions of the Framers, no matter how disruptive or radical the consequences might be.

    Rehnquist the Great?

  • It is catechistic: the essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons.

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  • It is catechistic: the essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons.

    Macintosh is Catholic? I Knew It!

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