[ ey-kat-l-ep-see ]

  1. an ancient Skeptical view that no more than probable knowledge is available to human beings.

Origin of acatalepsy

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

Other words from acatalepsy

  • a·cat·a·lep·tic [ey-kat-l-ep-tik], /eɪˌkæt lˈɛp tɪk/, noun, adjective

Words Nearby acatalepsy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024