WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Rhetoricdenial of one's intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as "I shall not mention Caesar's avarice, nor his cunning, nor his morality.''
- Greek: a denial, equivalent. to apópha(nai) to say no, deny (apo- apo- + phánai to say) + -sis -sis
- Late Latin