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  1. aporia(Noun)

    An expression of deliberation with oneself regarding uncertainty or doubt as to how to proceed.

    Etymology: From ἀπορία, from ἄπορος aporos, impassable: ἀ- (without) + πόρος poros (passage)

  2. aporia(Noun)

    An insoluble contradiction in a text's meaning.

    Etymology: From ἀπορία, from ἄπορος aporos, impassable: ἀ- (without) + πόρος poros (passage)

  3. aporia(Noun)

    Any kind of logical impasse suggested by a text or speaker.

    Etymology: From ἀπορία, from ἄπορος aporos, impassable: ἀ- (without) + πόρος poros (passage)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aporia(noun)

    a figure in which the speaker professes to be at a loss what course to pursue, where to begin to end, what to say, etc

    Etymology: [L., doubt, Gr. , fr. without passage, at a loss; 'a priv. + passage.]

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  1. Aporia

    Aporia or aporeia denotes in philosophy a philosophical puzzle or state of puzzlement and in rhetoric a rhetorically useful expression of doubt.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aporia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aporia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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