hypostasis

Primary Meanings of hypostasis

1.
n
(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
2.
n
any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
3.
n
the accumulation of blood in an organ
4.
n
the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene
Full Definitions of hypostasis
1

n (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

Type of:
center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
2

n any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united

Synonyms:
hypostasis of Christ
Examples:
Father-God
God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
Logos
the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
Holy Spirit
the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
Type of:
Almighty, Creator, Divine, God Almighty, Godhead, Jehovah, Lord, Maker
terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
3

n the accumulation of blood in an organ

Type of:
activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
an organic process that takes place in the body
4

n the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene

Synonyms:
epistasis
Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms

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