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Relating to matter; material.
- ‘Can reality be divided into the pneumatic and the hylic without one being intrinsically superior?’
- ‘So Musashi died of his hylic self on the tree.’
- ‘Further, it should be made clear that the anaphoric is the repetitive aspect of the poetic text while the hylic is its material specificity.’
- ‘To know and live by only one tradition is, by that very fact, to be exposed as hylic.’
Mid 19th century: via late Latin from Greek hulikos, from hulē ‘matter’.
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