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  • Only the latter can also be spelled apophansis, though. APOPHENIA. 2005

  • 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). APOPHENIA. 2005


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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 (thanks, cryptofascistbbq)

    June 16, 2011