Definition of ignotum per ignotius in English:

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ignotum per ignotius

Pronunciation: /ɪɡˌnəʊtəm pər ɪɡˈnəʊtɪəs/

noun

[mass noun]
The action of offering an explanation which is harder to understand than the thing it is meant to explain: this is a case of ignotum per ignotus
More example sentences
  • They committed the fallacy of ignotum per ignotius - explaining the unknown in terms of the less known.

Origin

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

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