Definition of aporia
1 : an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect
2 : a logical impasse or contradiction; especially : a radical contradiction in the import of a text or theory that is seen in deconstruction as inevitable
Origin and Etymology of aporia
French aporie, ultimately from Greek aporia difficulty, perplexity, from aporos impassable, from a- + poros passage — more at fare
First Known Use: circa 1550
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