1. A dialect is a particular form or derivative of a language that can vary greatly from the main language so as to be mutually unintelligible. The line between dialect and language is plastic depending on the political status of the dialect's speakers (see Cantonese). If you aren't sure, here's a good rule of thumb: A language is a dialect with an army and navy.
Lallans Speaker: Scots kythed for the first time in leeterar furm in the mids o the 14t century an didna differ muckle fae ither northren Inglis byleids.
English Speaker: I'm sorry, your dialect is completely unintelligible. It's like it wasn't actually English or something...oh.
by Nemo Mentisson November 14, 2009
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The kind of logic that reasons from commonly accepted opinions to probable conclusions. It is distinguished from Analytic, which reasons from true and primary premises.
Dialectic is the generic name of the logic that governs the Socratic Method.
by Suhcnele February 4, 2011
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1. when there is two of something

2. when there is two of something
1. dialectics is when there is two of something

2. dialectics is when there is two of something
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The ability to recognize multiple value frameworks as legitimate in their own terms invariably leads to contradictions.
"A person's evolutionary journey through life is always dialectical." "Emotions are not dialectical; their intensity varies but not the nature of the emotions themselves."
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"deliciously evil"
take the dia..from diabolical and the lectable from delectable..and well there you go.
Guy: Tell me when he calls you later so I can call him.
Girl: Why...?
Guy: My plan is too dialectable for you to know...that's so not how you spell diabolical huh?
Girl: Well.. We can say you made a new word that means evil+delicious =
by shhhimasecret February 10, 2009
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bullshit you give your english teacher when he aske you to read a book and take notes
what i didn't do
by ben speaker February 3, 2004
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1. Used to describe the illogical or false arguments of an opponent during a debate that are counter to your position and are spoken by the opponent to annoy, rather than to actually counter your argument.

2. Used to desribe the incessant complaining of a significant other, e.g. boyfriend/girlfriend, usually regarding your oft-immoral behaviour.
1. Stop feeding me that dialectic, asshole.

2. Yo, that bitch was giving me dialectic last night.
by GrantE January 17, 2007
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