Definitions

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  • n. An imaginary speech or discussion between two or more.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An imaginary speech or discussion between two or more; dialogue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric:
  • n. A necessary inference having a single premise and a disjunctive conclusion: as, Enoch and Elijah did not die; hence, either Enoch and Elijah were not men, or some men do not die.

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Examples

  • Bakhtin's development of what he called "dialogism" perhaps reflected his own necessarily secret attitudes to Orthodoxy.

    The Archbishop's Dostoevsky - TLS

  • What caught my eye about this is that it bears interesting relation to Bakhtin's concept of the dialogism of the "living word" -- in fact, capitalize that "w" and it would be downright eerie.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • But I am not off my head, only displaying the confidence that comes from long experience of auto-dialogism.

    Speak Thyself

  • Auto-dialogism is a useful word I recently invented, denoting a tendency to converse with oneself.

    Speak Thyself

  • Adolescent footballers often do it, muttering scurrilities when they are thwarted on the field, and the notorious grunting of tennis players is a variety of auto-dialogism.

    Speak Thyself

  • Most of the mouth-filling terms he coined – dialogism, double-voicedness, chronotope, heteroglossia, multi-accentuality – have passed into the lexicon of contemporary criticism.

    Speedlinking 6/29/07

  • CHASE from somewhere near the ceiling: I don't suppose we could inject a little more dialogism into the writing of our scripts?

    LP in the House

  • QUOTATION: The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the essence of spirituality may be referred to the second predicable.

    Quotations

  • The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the essence of spirituality may be referred to the second predicable.

    Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

  • - "Very well," cried the 'Squire, speaking very quickly; "the premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the essence of spirituality may be referred to the second predicable."

    The Vicar of Wakefield

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