[ kuh-taf-uh-sis ]
/ kəˈtæf ə sɪs /
Rhetoric. the use of affirmative statements to discuss a subject; affirmation through positive statements.
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.
Related formscat·a·phat·ic [kat-uh-fat-ik] /ˌkæt əˈfæt ɪk/, adjective
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