from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See byssus, n., 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To buzz; hum.


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  • I would contend that we will find it, amongst other places, in the numerous occasions where Laclau has recourse to the notion of the ontological difference — in the radical Heideggerian understanding of difference-as-difference, a notion which simultaneouly points at the a-byss of the nonground and thus has to be situated within the wider horizon of current post-foundational thinking.

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  • a byss ', _chasm; deep space_. phan'tom, _ghost; airy spirit_.

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