variants or hecceity
plural -es
: the status of being an individual or a particular nature : individuality, specificity, thisness
specifically : what makes something to be an ultimate reality different from any other compare quiddity sense 2

Word History


Medieval Latin haecceitas, from Latin haec, haecce, feminine of hic, hicce this + -itas -ity

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“Haecceity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haecceity. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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