1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek: state of being at a loss, equivalent to ápor(os) impassable (see a-6, pore2) + -ia -ia (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Aporiae
- Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
- Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it.
- rhetoric a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
- philosophy puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates
- : an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect
- : a logical impasse or contradiction
Example sentences for Aporiae
- And these aporiae hardly touch knots—only very small spots—in a reed of admirable strength and beauty.
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