Definitions

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  • n. The study of things of which cannot be known.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine concerning those things of which we are necessarily ignorant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metaphysics, the doctrine or theory of ignorance, which seeks to determine what we are necessarily ignorant of.

Etymologies

From Greek: ἀγνωστ, agnost, "not known"; and λόγος, logos, "knowledge." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In philosophy [emphasis added] a different principle of agnoiology [the study of ignorance] is appropriate, to wit, that no hypothesis should be rejected as unjustified without argument against it.

    Skepticism

  • n. - state of being unable to swallow. adj. - having same male forefather; allied; Law, related on father's side; n. such relative. agnation, agnathous adj. - lacking jaws. agnathia, n. agnoiology

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  • JM knows that life wasn't meant to be devoted to agnoiology

    February 14, 2010

  • the science or study of ignorance, which determines its quality and conditions.

    November 25, 2007