Definition of Tertium quid

1. Noun. Some third thing similar to two opposites but distinct from both.

Generic synonyms: Oppositeness, Opposition



Definition of Tertium quid

1. Noun. something intermediate between two classifications ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tertium Quid

tertiary source
tertiary sources
tertiary structure
tertiary syphilid
tertiary syphilis
tertiary villus
tertiary vitreous
tertias
tertiate
tertiated
tertiates
tertiating
tertigravida
tertile
tertiles
tertium quid (current term)
tertium quids
tertius
tertiuses
terts
tertschite
tertulia
tertulias
teruggite
terutero
teruteros
tervalent
terylenes
terza rima
terzanelle

Literary usage of Tertium quid

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1. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1867)
"(/)) But this tertium quid muet be able to invade that original antithesis ... Identity produced out of difference is indifference ; that tertium quid in ..."

2. An Introduction to the Scientific Study of English Poetry: Being Prolegomena by Mark Harvey Liddell (1902)
"One may say in the language of rhapsody that the marriage of two arts produces a tertium quid beyond the power of reason to analyze. But be that as it may, ..."

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