Eleatic

[ el-ee-at-ik ]
/ ˌɛl iˈæt ɪk /
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adjective

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

noun

a philosopher of the Eleatic school.

Origin of Eleatic

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

Related forms

El·e·at·i·cism, noun
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Eleatic

/ (ˌɛlɪˈætɪk) /

adjective

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

noun

a follower of this school

Derived Forms

Eleaticism (ˌɛlɪˈætɪˌsɪzəm), noun
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