haecceity

noun
haec·​ce·​i·​ty
variants: or hecceity \ -​ətē \
plural -es

Definition of haecceity

: 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

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History and Etymology for haecceity

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

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