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cataphasis

[kuh-taf-uh-sis]
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noun
  1. Rhetoric. the use of affirmative statements to discuss a subject; affirmation through positive statements.
  2. Theology. knowledge, understanding, or description of God through positive statements about qualities and characteristics that God possesses, as "God is good." See also positive theology.
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Compare apophasis.

Origin of cataphasis

1850–60; < Greek katáphasis < kata- cata- + phásis appearance; see phasis
Related formscat·a·phat·ic [kat-uh-fat-ik] /ˌkæt əˈfæt ɪk/, adjective
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