- something that stands under and supports; foundation.
- the underlying or essential part of anything as distinguished from attributes; substance, essence, or essential principle.
- one of the three real and distinct substances in the one undivided substance or essence of God.
- a person of the Trinity.
- the one personality of Christ in which His two natures, human and divine, are united.
- the accumulation of blood or its solid components in parts of an organ or body due to poor circulation.
- such sedimentation, as in a test tube.
Origin of hypostasis
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Examples from the Web for hypostasis
This then he did by adding as third hypostasis the Aristotelian dynamic energy.
First principle has no thought, the first actualization of a hypostasis, vi.
Hypostasis the first actualization of first principle has no thought, vi.
The tissue of the lungs showed considerable dema and hypostasis.Plague
Thomas Wright Jackson
But was the pre-Christian Messiah ever identified with the hypostasis Wisdom?The Origin of Paul's Religion
J. Gresham Machen
- metaphysics the essential nature of a substance as opposed to its attributes
- any of the three persons of the Godhead, together constituting the Trinity
- the one person of Christ in which the divine and human natures are united
- the accumulation of blood in an organ or part, under the influence of gravity as the result of poor circulation
- another name for epistasis (def. 3)
C16: from Late Latin: substance, from Greek hupostasis foundation, from huphistasthai to stand under, from hypo- + histanai to cause to stand
- A settling of solid particles in a fluid.
- hypostatic congestion
- A condition in which the action of one gene conceals or suppresses the action of another gene that is not its allele but that affects the same part or biochemical process in an organism.
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