substantial form

noun

Definition of substantial form

: the form or nature that according to the scholastics gives to an individual substance its specific or generic character

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History and Etymology for substantial form

Middle English forme substancial, translation of Medieval Latin forma substantialis, translation of Greek ousiōdes eidos

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“Substantial form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/substantial%20form. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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