agora-, -gor- (Greek: assembly, market place; open space, public speaking; originally, "to unite").
An assembly; hence, the place of assembly, especially the market-place.
A mental disorder characterized by an irrational fear of leaving the familiar setting of home, or venturing into the open, so pervasive that a large number of external life situations are entered into reluctantly or are avoided; often associated with panic attacks.
1. A description of one thing under the image of another; from allos, other + agoreuein, to speak in assembly from agora.
2. A story in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning. Allegories are used for teaching or explaining ideas, moral principles, etc.
1. A class or division in a scheme of classification.
2. In logic, any of the various basic concepts into which all knowledge can be classified.
To proclaim in the market-place.
The inventor of the word probably wanted a fancy and "startling term, and may have fixed on -agoria without any reference to the Greek lexicon" (Oxford English Dictionary):1. A name invented for an exhibition of optical illusions produced chiefly by means of the magic lantern, first exhibited in London in 180
2. Sometimes it was erroneously applied to the mechanism used.
2. A shifting series or succession of phantasms or imaginary figures, as seen in a dream or fevered condition, as called up by the imagination, or as created by literary description.