I. noun 1. an irresolvable internal contradiction or logical disjunction in a text, argument, or theory. • the celebrated aporia whereby a Cretan declares all Cretans to be liars.
2. [ mass noun] —
[Rhetoric] the expression of doubt.
II. derivatives aporetic adjective
– origin mid 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek, from aporos ‘impassable’, from a- ‘without’ + poros ‘passage’.