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porism

/ (ˈpɔːrɪzəm) /
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noun
a type of mathematical proposition considered by Euclid, the meaning of which is now obscure. It is thought to be a proposition affirming the possibility of finding such conditions as will render a certain problem indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions
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Derived forms of porism

porismatic (ˌpɔːrɪzˈmætɪk), adjective

Word Origin for porism

C14: from Late Latin porisma, from Greek: deduction, from porizein to deduce, carry; related to Greek poros passage
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