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Definition 1: (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality - [noun denoting cognition]

(hypostasis is a kind of ...) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

"the gist of the prosecutor's argument" "the heart and soul of the Republican Party" "the nub of the story"

(hypostasis belongs to category ...) the philosophical study of being and knowing

Definition 2: any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hypostasis in the sense of this definition

(hypostasis is a kind of ...) terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

(... is an instance of hypostasis) God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

"hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

(... is an instance of hypostasis) the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)

(... is an instance of hypostasis) the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost

(... is a member of hypostasis) the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead

Definition 3: the accumulation of blood in an organ - [noun denoting process]

(hypostasis is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

Definition 4: the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for hypostasis in the sense of this definition

(hypostasis is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

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