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Of or characteristic of the tradition of philosophy founded by Zeno of Elea and Parmenides and holding the belief that reality is indivisible and unchanging.
[Latin Eleāticus, from Greek Eleātikos, from Elea.]
El′e·at′i·cism (-ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.
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(Philosophy) denoting or relating to a school of philosophy founded in Elea in Greece in the 6th century bc by Xenophanes, Parmenides, and Zeno. It held that one pure immutable Being is the only object of knowledge and that information obtained by the senses is illusory
(Philosophy) a follower of this school
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El•e•at•ic(ˌɛl iˈæt ɪk)
1. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy, founded by Parmenides, that investigated the phenomenal world, esp. with reference to the phenomena of change.n.
2. a philosopher of the Eleatic school.
[1685–95; < Latin Eleāticus of Elea, where the school originated < Greek Eleātikós]
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