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n.1.(Math.) A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The "incurious seeker" of Molloy and the "indifferent seeker" of Watt come from the same family - that of Pyrrho, whose disciples were the zetetics (because they kept looking for the truth), the skeptics (because they kept looking without finding it), the ephetics (because they kept suspending judgment), and the aporetics (because they perpetually remained in uncertainty) (Brochard 56).