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  • n. The act of eliciting; or, an elicited thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of eliciting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of eliciting, or of drawing out.

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

  • n. stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors


From elicit +‎ -ation. (Wiktionary)



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  • Confucius suggested studying and teaching methods such as elicitation and advocated a discussion method among his disciples and himself. See also John Dewey.

    October 15, 2009