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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Christian who believes that the substance and nature of God the Father and God the Son are different; an Arian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having different essential qualities; of a different nature.
  • n. One of those Arians who held that the Son was of a different substance from the Father.

Etymologies

From Greek heteroousios, differing in substance : hetero-, hetero- + ousiā, substance, nature; see Homoiousian.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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