Definition of ignotum per ignotius in English:

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ignotum per ignotius

Pronunciation: /iɡˈnōtəm pər iɡˈnōSHəs/


The action of offering an explanation that is harder to understand than the thing it is meant to explain.
Example sentences
  • They committed the fallacy of ignotum per ignotius - explaining the unknown in terms of the less known.


Late Latin, literally 'the unknown through the more unknown'.

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Syllabification: ig·no·tum per ig·no·tius

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