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Definition of Peripatetic

  PERIPATETIC   adjective
Walking about.  Relating to the philosophy of Aristotle, who, while expounding it, moved from place to place in order to avoid his pupil's objections.  A needless precaution -- they knew no more of the matter than he.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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