Definition of hylomorphism in English:

hylomorphism

noun

Philosophy
  • [mass noun] The doctrine that physical objects result from the combination of matter and form.

    • ‘One might therefore expect universal hylomorphism to be the doctrine that all substances consist of forms in matter.’
    • ‘In applying his general hylomorphism to soul-body relations, Aristotle contends that the following general analogy obtains.’
    • ‘Pasnau calls this larger metaphysical view ‘reductive hylomorphism.’’
    • ‘Nor does Dietrich wish to distinguish God from creatures by postulating a theory of universal hylomorphism.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from hylo- matter + Greek morphē form.

Pronunciation:

hylomorphism

/ˌhʌɪlə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/