[ kuh-taf-uh-sis ]

  1. Rhetoric. the use of affirmative statements to discuss a subject; affirmation through positive statements.

  2. 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.

Origin of cataphasis

1850–60; <Greek katáphasis<kata-cata- + phásis appearance; see phasis

Other words from cataphasis

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

Words Nearby cataphasis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023