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thingness

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noun thing·ness \ˈthiŋ-nəs\

Definition of thingness

  1. :  the quality or state of objective existence or reality



Examples of thingness

  1. <conceptual artists have taken the thingness out of art, asserting that the artistic vision is embodied in the concept and not in any particular object>



1896

First Known Use of thingness

1896


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