Definition of hylomorphism in English:

hylomorphism

noun

mass nounPhilosophy
  • The doctrine that physical objects result from the combination of matter and form.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

hylomorphism

/ˌhʌɪlə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/