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[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’
- ‘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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