hypostasis

Definitions of hypostasis
  1. noun
    (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
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    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. noun
    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
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    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. noun
    the accumulation of blood in an organ
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    type of:
    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
  4. noun
    the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene
    synonyms: epistasis
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    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
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