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.
- cat·a·phat·ic [kat-uh-fat-ik], /ˌkæt əˈfæt ɪk/, adjective
- Compare apophasis.
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