noun, plural e·len·chi [ih-leng-kahy, -kee] /ɪˈlɛŋ kaɪ, -ki/.
- a logical refutation; an argument that refutes another argument by proving the contrary of its conclusion.
noun plural -chi (-kaɪ) logic
- refutation of an argument by proving the contrary of its conclusion, esp syllogistically
- Socratic elenchus the drawing out of the consequences of a position in order to show them to be contrary to some accepted position