adjective \ˌel-ē-ˈa-tik\

Definition of ELEATIC

:  of or relating to a school of Greek philosophers founded by Parmenides and developed by Zeno and marked by belief in the unity of being and the unreality of motion or change
Eleatic noun
El·e·at·i·cism \-ˈa-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Origin of ELEATIC

Latin Eleaticus, from Greek Eleatikos, from Elea (Velia), ancient town in southern Italy
First Known Use: 1695


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