[ hahy-luh-mawr-fiz-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ ləˈmɔr fɪz əm /
the theory that every physical object is composed of two principles, an unchanging prime matter and a form deprived of actuality with every substantial change of the object.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hylomorphismhy·lo·mor·phist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hylomorphism
/ (ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm) /
the philosophical doctrine that identifies matter with the first cause of the universe
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