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thingness

[ thing-nis ]
/ ˈθɪŋ nɪs /
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noun
objective reality.
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Origin of thingness

First recorded in 1895–1900; thing1 + -ness
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How to use thingness in a sentence

  • Either we perceive the real or we do not; either the pure thingness of all objects can be perceived or it cannot be perceived.

    The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
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