Definition of Haecceity

1. Noun. The essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other.




Definition of Haecceity

1. Noun. The essence of a particular thing; those qualities that define it and make it unique. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haecceity

1. [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haecceity

hadronizing
hadronless
hadrons
hadrontherapy
hadronuclear
hadroproduction
hadrosaur
hadrosaurid
hadrosaurids
hadrosaurs
hadrosaurus
hads
hadst
hae
haecceities
haecceity (current term)
haed
haedine
haeing
haem
haem-
haem A-farnesyltransferase
haem a
haem c
haem oxygenase (decyclizing)
haem polymerase
haemachrome
haemachrosis
haemacyanin
haemacyte

Literary usage of Haecceity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Metaphysics of the School by Thomas Harper (1879)
"haecceity adds to the formal, or specific, and undetermined Nature, as considered in the Individual, something conceptually distinct from it, belonging to ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1863)
"What could they or any other fathers know of entity, relation, ampliation, restriction, formality, haecceity, quiddity, or the like? ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1905)
"In the Middle Ages too, men were contented with such considerations ; scholars spoke only of substantial forms, natural finalities and haecceity.2 Even the ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... J' He showed that haecceity itself is only a univer^^al concept, which becomes a principle of individuati on only when applied to an individual thing, ..."

5. Books and Things by Philip Littell (1919)
"... where he will hold this subject until his remembering eye has seen what he was looking for, concretely, in its haecceity, and the words he was after ..."

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