agogic (s) (noun)
, agogic (pl)
In music, a stress applied to a musical note causing a prolonged duration of it; Agogic accent: Agogic refers to a kind of accent consisting in a lengthening or extending of the time value of the note played.
, more agogical, most agogical
Referring to a musical note being dwelled upon longer than the actual value of that note: When Mary was playing the piece, she accented the cadences in an agogical way by slowing down the tempo.
The theory that an accent within a musical phrase can be articulated by changing the length of specific notes: The term agogics was coined by Hugo Riemann in about the year 1884. An example of agogics can be exemplified by the tempo "rubato", meaning "not to be played in strict time".
anagoge (s) (noun)
, anagoges (pl)
1. Spiritual elevation or enlightenment: Anagoge pertains to those words or passages that go beyond the literal, allegorical, or moral senses and are especially useful in understanding mysteries.
2. Mystical or spiritual interpretation: Anagoge alludes to the spiritual meanings of words, particularly in reference to the allegories of the Old Testament's typification of something in the New Testament.
anagogic, anagogical (adjective)
; more anagogic, most anagogic; more anagogical, most anagogical
Relating to words and their mystical sense: Anagogic terms can be mysterious in their meaning, have a secondary spiritual sense, or even an allegorical interpretation.
anagogy (s) (noun)
, anagogies (pl)
1. A mystical interpretation of a word, passage, or text; anagoge: Anagogy is especially found in scriptural exegesis that discovers allusions to heaven or the afterlife.
2. Etymology: from Late Latin anagoge which came from Late Greek anagōgē, and from Greek, anagein, "to refer", from ana-, "up" + agein, "to lead".
andragogue (s) (noun)
, andragogues (pl)
An instructor for adults: Mr. Martin enjoyed his job as an andragogue and used andragogical methods especially designed for teaching grown-ups.
andragogy (s) (noun) (no pl)
Generally known as the method or technique used to teach adults: Mr. Jones was not interested so much in pedagogy, but in andragog
because he thought he would get along with teaching grown-ups better than with teaching unruly children.
Andragogy is mistakenly used to refer to adult education for both men and women learners. “Mistakenly” because andro, -andra- refer only to males and not to women.
Another erroneous explanation is "the art and science of helping adults learn".
anthropagogy (s) (noun)
, anthropagogies (pl)
1. A term referring to adult education or the universal education of mankind: In his book on education, Tom came across some information regarding the instruction of adults, or anthropagogy, which described other teaching techniques than those for children.
2. Etymology: from Greek anthropo, "human beings, mankind" + -agogy, "leader, to guide, teacher"
antigalactagogue (s) (noun)
, antigalactagogues (pl)
An agent for suppressing lactation: Antigalactagogue is a substance that is used to stop the production of milk by the mammary glands.
antisialagogue (s) (noun)
, antisialagogues (pl)
Medicine which stops or reduces secretion of saliva: Dr. Fiske recommended antisialagogue to check the flow of Russel's excessive salivation.
apagoge (s) (noun)
, apagoges (pl)
A demonstration that does not prove a thing directly, but shows the absurdity or impossibility of denying it: Apagoge
is a kind of indirect reasoning that verifies a thing by indicating the ridiculousness of the opposite or reverse.
A reductio ad absurdum, "reduction to absurdity" is disproof of a principle or proposition by showing that it leads to an absurdity when followed to its logical conclusion.
apagogic, apagogical (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the indirect proof by pointing out the impossible or ridiculousness of the reverse or opposite: In class, Greg used an apagogic approach to verify or to confirm his point in the issue.
apagogy (s) (noun) (no pl)
In logic, a form of reasoning or method that proves a point by demonstrating the inconceivability of the contrary: John learned about apagogy as a way to prove an aspect by the way of showing how ridiculous or impossible the opposite would be.
archisynagogue, archsynagogue (s) (noun)
; archisynagogues; archsynagogues (pl)
The ruler of a synagogue: In her book about different religions, Mary learned that an archisynagogue was a person who was the head of the place of worship for Samaritans or Jews.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern":