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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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True being: entity, essence, substance.

Usage examples (20)
  • For example, that which we term ousia is by some called esia, and by others again osia.
  • His conception of ousia, or essence, is not an advance upon Plato, but
  • This last feature could be put this way in modern terms: if the prote ousia
  • Aristotle uses ˜(prote) ousia™ not only as a count-noun but as a mass term. for more
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