[ el-ee-at-ik ]

  1. of or relating to Elea.

  2. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy, founded by Parmenides, that investigated the phenomenal world, especially with reference to the phenomena of change.

  1. a philosopher of the Eleatic school.

Origin of Eleatic

1685–95; <Latin Eleāticus<Greek Eleātikós.See Elea, -tic

Other words from Eleatic

  • El·e·at·i·cism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Eleatic


/ (ˌɛlɪˈætɪk) /

  1. denoting or relating to a school of philosophy founded in Elea in Greece in the 6th century bc by Xenophanes, Parmenides, and Zeno. It held that one pure immutable Being is the only object of knowledge and that information obtained by the senses is illusory

  1. a follower of this school

Derived forms of Eleatic

  • Eleaticism (ˌɛlɪˈætɪˌsɪzəm), noun

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