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dialectic

noun [U] uk   /ˌdaɪ.əˈlek.tɪk/ (also dialectics) specialized us  
a way of discovering what is true by considering opposite theoriesPhilosophyLogic and reason
dialectical
adjective uk   /-tɪ.kəl/ us  
Debate and discussion
(Definition of dialectic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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