haecceity

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haecceity (hɛkˈsiːɪtɪ, hiːk-)
 
n , pl -ties
philosophy Compare quiddity the property that uniquely identifies an object
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin haecceitas, literally: thisness, from haec, feminine of hic this]

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haecceity

noun
the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other [syn: quiddity
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