Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Entry: isness (n.)

In context: "...making all sorts of heavy art-gesture films about film and consciousness and isness and diffraction and stasis et cetera."

Definition: a. The fact that a thing is.

b. That which a thing is in itself; essence.

Other: And I would have bet this wasn't in the OED!

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 1027

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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