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cataphasis

[kuh-taf-uh-sis] /kəˈtæf ə sɪs/
noun
1.
Rhetoric. the use of affirmative statements to discuss a subject; affirmation through positive statements.
2.
Theology. knowledge, understanding, or description of God through positive statements about qualities and characteristics that God possesses, as "God is good." See also positive theology.
Compare apophasis.
Origin of cataphasis
1850-1860
1850-60; < Greek katáphasis < kata- cata- + phásis appearance; see phasis
Related forms
cataphatic [kat-uh-fat-ik] /ˌkæt əˈfæt ɪk/ (Show IPA), adjective
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