noun Philosophy.
an ancient Skeptical view that no more than probable knowledge is available to human beings.

1595–1605; (< Medieval Latin acatalēpsia) < Greek akatalēpsía, equivalent to akatalēpt(eîn) to not comprehend (verbal derivative of akatálēptos incomprehensible, ungraspable; see a-6, catalepsy) + -ia -ia

acataleptic [ey-kat-l-ep-tik] , noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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