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Eleatic

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adjective El·e·at·ic \ˌel-ē-ˈa-tik\

Definition of Eleatic

  1. :  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
Eleaticism play \-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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