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  • Only the latter can also be spelled apophansis, though.

    languagehat.com: APOPHENIA.

  • I presume the word (which has not yet made it into the OED) is based on Greek apophaino 'show forth, display' and thus represents a hypothetical *apophainia (the actual Greek derived nouns are apophansis and apophasis), so that the proper UK spelling would be "apophaenia" (though googling that form turns up only a page from a Russian medical dictionary giving it as the etymon of Russian apofeniya; a nice question is whether that can be considered a correct etymology).

    languagehat.com: APOPHENIA.

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  • "(Greek, assertion, proposition) Aristotelian term for a categorical statement. These may be divided into two kinds, a kataphasis or positive proposition or an apophasis or negative proposition. Apophatic theology is the view that we can only say what God is not, never what God is."

    From http://www.answers.com/topic/apophansis (thanks, cryptofascistbbq)

    June 16, 2011