Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Incomprehensible; not to be known with certainty.
  • noun One who believes that we can know nothing with certainty. See acatalepsy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible.

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  • adjective Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible.
  • noun An adherent of acatalepsy

Etymologies

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From Latin acatalēpticus, from Ancient Greek ἀκατάληπτος (akatalēptos, "incomprehensible"), from ἀ- (a-, "not") + καταλαμβάνω (katalambanō, "I seize"), from κατά (kata, "against") + λαμβάνω (lambanō, "I take").

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  • A person who suspends judgment in the belief that certainty is impossible.

    May 11, 2008