Aporiae

uh-pawr-ee-uh, uh-pohr-

Origin

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

Aporiae

noun

  1. Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
  2. Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it.
  3. rhetoric a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
  4. philosophy puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates

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Aporiae

noun

  1. : an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect
  2. : a logical impasse or contradiction

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Example sentences for Aporiae

  1. And these aporiae hardly touch knots—only very small spots—in a reed of admirable strength and beauty.
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