thingness

noun thing·ness \ ˈthiŋ-nəs \

Definition of thingness

:the quality or state of objective existence or reality

Examples of thingness in a Sentence

  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

First Known Use of thingness

1896


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