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acatalepsy

a·cat·a·lep·sy
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kat-l-ep-see]
    • /eɪˈkæt lˌɛp si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kat-l-ep-see]
    • /eɪˈkæt lˌɛp si/

Definitions of acatalepsy word

  • noun acatalepsy the state of being impossible to conceive or understand 3
  • noun acatalepsy a philosophical doctrine stating that human knowledge is never certain 3
  • noun acatalepsy an ancient Skeptical view that no more than probable knowledge is available to human beings. 1
  • noun acatalepsy Incomprehensibility of things; the doctrine held by the ancient Skeptic philosophers, that human knowledge never amounts to certainty, but only to probability. 1

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Origin of acatalepsy

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; (< Medieval Latin acatalēpsia) < Greek akatalēpsía, equivalent to akatalēpt(eîn) to not comprehend (verbal derivative of akatálēptos incomprehensible, ungraspable; see a-6, catalepsy) + -ia -ia

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Parts of speech for Acatalepsy

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

acatalepsy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acatalepsy usage trend in Literature

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