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Meaning of aporia

a•po•ri•a

Pronunciation: (u-pôr'ē-u, u-pōr'-), [key]
— pl. a•po•ri•as, a•po•ri•ae
  1. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
  2. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it.
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