Definition of ignotum per ignotius in English:

ignotum per ignotius

Line breaks: ig¦no|tum per ig¦no|tius
Pronunciation: /ɪgˌnəʊtəm pər ɪgˈnəʊtɪəs


[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
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    • They committed the fallacy of ignotum per ignotius - explaining the unknown in terms of the less known.


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

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