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  • adj. Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible.
  • n. An adherent of acatalepsy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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"). (Wiktionary)


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

    May 11, 2008