designating or of an ancient Greek school of philosophy which held that true being is singular and unchanging and that plurality, change, and motion are illusory: Parmenides and Zeno were its best-known adherents
Origin of EleaticClassical Latin Eleaticus, after Elea (Velia), ancient Classical Greek colony in Italy
an Eleatic philosopher
Of or characteristic of the tradition of philosophy founded by Zeno of Elea and Parmenides and holding the belief that there is one indivisible and unchanging reality.
Origin of EleaticLatin Eleaticus, from Greek Eleatikos, from Elea.
(comparative more Eleatic, superlative most Eleatic)
- A philosopher of the Eleatic school.