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aporia

[ uh-pawr-ee-uh, uh-pohr- ]
/ 蓹藞p蓴r i 蓹, 蓹藞po蕣r- /
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noun, plural a路po路ri路as, a路po路ri路ae [uh-pawr-ee-ee, uh-pohr-]. /蓹藞p蓴r i藢i, 蓹藞po蕣r-/.
Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it.
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Origin of aporia

1580鈥90; <Late Latin <Greek: state of being at a loss, equivalent to 谩por(os) impassable (see a-6, pore2) + -ia-ia
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British Dictionary definitions for aporia

aporia
/ (蓹藞p蓴藧r瑟蓹) /

noun
rhetoric a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
philosophy puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates

Derived forms of aporia

aporetic (藢忙p蓹藞r蓻t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for aporia

C16: from Greek, literally: a state of being at a loss
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