acatalepsy

[ ey-kat-l-ep-see ]
/ eɪˈkæt lˌɛp si /

noun Philosophy.

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

Related forms

a·cat·a·lep·tic [ey-kat-l-ep-tik] /eɪˌkæt lˈɛp tɪk/, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for acataleptic

  • There are in both three series of iambuses—the dimeter, the cataleptic trimeter, and the acataleptic.

    Myth and Science|Tito Vignoli