Definitions

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  • n. Incomprehensibility of things; the doctrine held by the ancient Skeptic philosophers, that human knowledge never amounts to certainty, but only to probability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Incomprehensibility of things; the doctrine held by the ancient Skeptic philosophers, that human knowledge never amounts to certainty, but only to probability.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Incomprehensibility.
  • n. In medicine, uncertainty in the diagnosis or prognosis of diseases.
  • n. A weak understanding; mental deficiency.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek α- + καταλαμβάνειν ("to seize"). (Wiktionary)

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  • JM wonders if it's the nation rather than the state of acatalepsy

    August 18, 2010