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suchness

[suhch-nis]
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  1. a fundamental, intrinsic, or characteristic quality or condition: seraphic indifference to the suchness of his surroundings.
  2. Buddhism. Tathata.

Origin of suchness

before 1000; Old English swilcnesse (not recorded in ME); see such, -ness
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  • The suchness of being implies a previously existing being and quiddity.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1

    Plotinos (Plotinus)

  • However, how do four of these genera complete being, without nevertheless constituting the suchness (or, quality) of being?