esemplastic

esemplastic

[es-em-plas-tik, -uhm-]
adjective
having the ability to shape diverse elements or concepts into a unified whole: the esemplastic power of a great mind to simplify the difficult.

Origin:
1810–20; < Greek es-, dialectal variant of eis- into + (h)én, neuter of heîs one + plastic; irregular coinage by S.T. Coleridge; compare German Ineinsbildung, term used by Schelling

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esemplastic (ˌɛsɛmˈplæstɪk)
 
adj
literature making into one; unifying
 
[C19 (first used by Samuel Taylor Coleridge): from Greek es, eis into + em, from hen, neuter of heis one + -plastic]

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