Hypostasis

Definition of Hypostasis

Hy`pos´ta`sis
n.1.That which forms the basis of anything; underlying principle; a concept or mental entity conceived or treated as an existing being or thing.
2.(Theol.) Substance; subsistence; essence; person; personality; - used by the early theologians to denote any one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3.Principle; an element; - used by the alchemists in speaking of salt, sulphur, and mercury, which they considered as the three principles of all material bodies.
4.(Med.) That which is deposited at the bottom of a fluid; sediment.

Related Words

abstract noun, adherent noun, air, atom, atomic particles, axiom, brute matter, building block, center, chemical element, collective noun, common noun, component, constituent, core, earth, element, elementary particle, elementary unit, elixir, essence, essential, fire, flower, focus, fundamental, fundamental particle, gerund, gist, gravamen, heart, hyle, inner essence, kernel, marrow, material, material world, materiality, matter, meat, molecule, monad, natural world, nature, nominal, noun, noun phrase, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, physical world, pith, plenum, postulate, principle, pronoun, proper noun, quid, quiddity, quintessence, quotation noun, sap, soul, spirit, stuff, substance, substantive, substratum, the four elements, the nitty-gritty, unit of being, water
Word:

Browse

Hyponitrous acid
hyponitrous oxide
hyponym
hyponymy
Hypopharynx
Hypophosphate
Hypophosphite
Hypophosphoric
Hypophosphoric acid
Hypophosphorous
Hypophosphorous acid
Hypophyllous
Hypophysial
Hypophysis
Hypoplastron
Hypoptilum
Hyporadius
Hyporhachis
Hyposkeletal
Hypospadias
-Hypostasis-
Hypostasize
Hypostatic
Hypostatic union
Hypostatically
Hypostatize
Hyposternum
Hypostome
Hypostrophe
Hypostyle
Hyposulphate
Hyposulphite
Hyposulphuric
Hyposulphuric acid
Hyposulphurous
Hyposulphurous acid
Hypotarsus
Hypotenuse
Hypothec
Hypotheca
Hypothecate
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home