Definition of poristic in English:

poristic

adjective

Mathematics
  • Relating to a porism, porismatic; having the property of rendering a determinate problem indeterminate.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Harris (c1666–1719), writer and lecturer on science. From ancient Greek ποριστικός able to procure, after porism.

Pronunciation

poristic

/pɒˈrɪstɪk//pɔːˈrɪstɪk/