Eleatic definition

ĕlē-ătĭk
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.
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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.
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An Eleatic philosopher.
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Of or relating to a certain school of Ancient Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason.
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A philosopher of the Eleatic school.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eleatic
Plural:
eleatics

Origin of eleatic

  • Latin Eleāticus from Greek Eleātikos from Elea

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin eleaticus, from Elea (Velia) in Italy.

    From Wiktionary