Definition of aufgehoben in English:

aufgehoben

adjective

Philosophy
  • In Hegelian philosophy: that has undergone the process of Aufhebung.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in New Brunswick Review. From German aufgehoben, specific use (in Hegelian philosophy) of the past participle of aufheben to lift up, to keep, preserve, to annul, rescind, nullify, to neutralize, balance out from auf- + heben.

Pronunciation

aufgehoben

/ˈaʊfɡəˌhəʊbən/