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English noun: hypostasis

1. hypostasis (process) the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

2. hypostasis (process) the accumulation of blood in an organ

Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process

3. hypostasis (person) any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united

Synonymshypostasis of Christ

Broader (hypernym)Almighty, Creator, Divine, God Almighty, Godhead, Jehovah, Lord, Maker

Instance hyponymFather, Father-God, Fatherhood, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Logos, Paraclete, Son, Word

Member meronymBlessed Trinity, Holy Trinity, Sacred Trinity, Trinity

4. hypostasis (cognition) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

Broader (hypernym)center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum

Domain categorymetaphysics

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