Word of the Week for the week of November 27, 2016



Meaning & Usage

noun a propitious moment for a decision or action. Just in time. This as opposed to chronos, or measured time. Also used as a rhetorical device, kairos means taking advantage of or even creating a perfect moment to deliver a particular message.

"This guy, Kairos—his name means 'just in the nick of time' or something in Greek."


In Greek mythology, Kairos was the personification of opportunity, luck and favorable moments.

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