aporia


apo·ria

noun \ə-ˈpr-ē-ə\

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 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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