Pronunciation: (u-pôr'ē-u, u-pōr'-), [key]
—pl. a•po•ri•as, a•po•ri•aePronunciation: (u-pôr'ē-ē", u-pōr'-). [key]
1. Rhet.the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
2. Logic, Philos.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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