1580s, earlier dialatik (late 14c.), from Old French dialectique (12c.), from Latin dialectica, from Greek dialektike (techne) "(art of) philosophical discussion or discourse," fem. of dialektikos "of conversation, discourse," from dialektos "discourse, conversation" (see dialect). Originally synonymous with logic; in modern philosophy refined by Kant, then by Hegel, who made it mean "process of resolving or merging contradictions in character." Related: Dialectics.
1. Rather, he depended on America for one element of his dialectic.
2. Dialectic studies how opposites can become identical.
3. He was a master of dialectic, could be even in the next sentence, stupidly dogmatic.
他是一个雄辩的大师, 但会在接下来的话中, 甚至变成愚蠢的教条主义.
4. This situation created the inner dialectic of American history.
5. And you don't have to apply historical dialectic materialism to daily life.