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quiddity

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2 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is
  • Rembrandt's genius was his unparalleled ability to render a person's quiddity in a single portrait

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“Quiddity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quiddity. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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