aporia definition

  • noun:
    • A figure of address where the presenter expresses or purports to be in doubt about a concern.
    • An insoluble contradiction or paradox in a text's definitions.
    • An expression of deliberation with oneself with regards to uncertainty or question as to how to continue.
    • A figure in which the presenter professes become baffled just what course to follow, where to start to get rid of, what to say, etc.
    • In rhetoric, a professed doubt how to start or what to state because of all of the matter.
    • An equality of known reasons for and against a given idea.
    • In pathology, febrile anxiety; uneasiness.
    • Also apory.

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