Definition of apeiron
: the unlimited, indeterminate, and indefinite ground, origin, or primal principle of all matter postulated especially by Anaximander
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Origin and Etymology of apeiron
Greek, from neuter of apeiros endless, infinite, from a-2a- + -peiron (from peirat-, peirar end, conclusion); akin to peri around — more at far
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