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porism

/ˈpɔːrɪzəm/
noun
1.
a type of mathematical proposition considered by Euclid, the meaning of which is now obscure. It is thought to be a proposition affirming the possibility of finding such conditions as will render a certain problem indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions
Derived Forms
porismatic (ˌpɔːrɪzˈmætɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin porisma, from Greek: deduction, from porizein to deduce, carry; related to Greek poros passage
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