hylomorphist

hylomorphism

[hahy-luh-mawr-fiz-uhm]
noun Philosophy.
the theory that every physical object is composed of two principles, an unchanging prime matter and a form deprived of actuality with every substantial change of the object.

Origin:
1885–90; hylo- + -morphism

hylomorphist, noun
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hylomorphism (ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm)
 
n
the philosophical doctrine that identifies matter with the first cause of the universe

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