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acatalepsy

[ey-kat-l-ep-see] /eɪˈkæt lˌɛp si/
noun, Philosophy.
1.
an ancient Skeptical view that no more than probable knowledge is available to human beings.
Origin of acatalepsy
1595-1605
1595-1605; (< Medieval Latin acatalēpsia) < Greek akatalēpsía, equivalent to akatalēpt(eîn) to not comprehend (verbal derivative of akatálēptos incomprehensible, ungraspable; see a-6, catalepsy) + -ia -ia
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acataleptic
[ey-kat-l-ep-tik] /eɪˌkæt lˈɛp tɪk/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective
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  • There are in both three series of iambuses—the dimeter, the cataleptic trimeter, and the acataleptic.

    Myth and Science Tito Vignoli

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