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apophatic (adj.)

"involving a mention of something one feigns to deny; involving knowledge obtained by negation," 1850, from Latinized form of Greek apophatikos, from apophasis "denial, negation," from apophanai "to speak off," from apo "off, away from" (see apo-) + phanai "to speak," related to phēmē "voice" (from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say").

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Definitions of apophatic from WordNet

apophatic (adj.)
of or relating to the belief that God can be known to humans only in terms of what He is not (such as `God is unknowable');
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