hypostasis


hypostasis
hy•pos•ta•sis
[[t]haɪˈpɒs tə sɪs, hɪ-[/t]] n. pl. -ses [[t]-ˌsiz[/t]]
1) pho (in philosophy) the underlying or essential part of anything, as distinguished from attributes; substance; essence
2) rel
a) (in Christianity) one of the three real and distinct substances in the one undivided substance or essence of God
b) a person of the Trinity
c) the one personality of Christ in which two natures, human and divine, are united
3) med
a) the accumulation of blood or its solid components in parts of an organ or body due to poor circulation
b) sedimentation, as in a test tube
Etymology: 1580–90; < LL < Gk hypóstasis sediment, substance, nature, essence, der. (with -sis -sis) of hyphístasthai to stand under as a support, subsist, exist; see hypo-, stasis hy•po•stat•ic ˌhaɪ pəˈstæt ɪk hy`po•stat′i•cal,adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Hypostasis — Hy*pos ta*sis, n.; pl. {Hypostases}. [L., fr. Gr. ? subsistence, substance, fr. ? to stand under; ? under + ? to stand, middle voice of ? to cause to stand. See {Hypo }, and {Stand}.] 1. That which forms the basis of anything; underlying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypostasis — hypostasis. См. гипостаз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Hypostăsis — (gr.), 1) so v.w. Wesen, Natur; s.u. Trinität; daher Hypostatisch, wesentlich, persönlich; Hypostasiren, ein Merkmal eines Gegenstandes selbst zu einem Gegenstand machen, od. es als solchen behandeln; 2) (Chem.), Bodensatz, bes. Harnsatz; 3)… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hypostasis — Hypostasis, griech., Grundlage, Wesen, Persönlichkeit; daher hypostatisch, wesentlich, persönlich; hypostasiren, etwas als Gegenstand betrachten, das Merkmal für den Gegenstand selbst setzen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • hypostasis — index center (essence), essence, spirit, substance (essential nature) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • HYPOSTASIS — Graece Υ῾πόςτασις, vox in Eccl. Dei frequens: In Symbolo Athanasii occurrit, de Persona, praeeunte Scripturâ, Hebr. c. 1. v. 3. Ubi Christus dicitur χαρακτὴρ τῆς ὑποςτάσεως τȏυ πατρὸς, Character subsistentiae (i. e. personae) Partis, q. d. imago… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • hypostasis — [hī päs′tə sis, hipäs′tə sis] n. pl. hypostases [hī päs′təsēz΄, hi päs′tə sēz΄] [Gr, a supporting, foundation < hyphistanai, to set under, pass, stand under < hypo , under (see HYPO ) + histanai, to STAND, cause to stand] 1. the masking or… …   English World dictionary

  • Hypostasis — See:* Hypostatic abstraction * Hypostasis (linguistics) * Hypostasis (organization) * Hypostasis (philosophy) * Hypostasis (medicine) …   Wikipedia

  • hypostasis — noun /hʌɪˈpɒstəsɪs/ a) The essential person, specifically the single person of Christ (as distinguished from his two ‘natures’, human and divine), or of the three ‘persons’ of the Trinity (comprising a single ‘essence’). Physician: I have viewed… …   Wiktionary

  • Hypostasis — Hy|pos|ta|sis die; , ...asen <über spätlat. hypostasis aus gleichbed. gr. hypóstasis> svw. ↑Hypostase …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Hypostasis — hipostazė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vieno kurio nors geno reiškimosi organizmo fenotipe slopinimas. Lemia nealelinis genas ar genų grupė, esanti kitoje tos pačios chromosomos vietoje arba kitoje chromosomoje.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas


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