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noun (plural: aporiae)
  1. a figure of speech in which the speaker pauses rhetorically to express uncertainty or doubt as to how to proceed: How can I describe the beauty of the desert?.
  2. An insoluble contradiction in a text's meaning.
  3. Any kind of logical impasse suggested by a text or speaker.
Etymology: Greek aporia < aporos, impassable: a (without) + poros (passage)


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