Definitions

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  • n. The quality, condition, or character of being a thing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or character of being a thing.

Etymologies

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From thing +‎ -hood.

Examples

  • For, even setting aside the fact, which is not universally true, that proper names indicate the sex of the owner, the mere act of giving a name to a thing implies at least that the thing exists, whether in fact or thought; it implies what we may call 'thinghood': so that every term must carry with it some small amount of intension.

    Deductive Logic

  • Where on the downward slope to insensate thinghood does "˜real 'believing and desiring stop and mere" ˜as if 'believing and desiring take over?

    Blurring the Line

  • According to both taxonomy and common perception, a tree is an individual plant, not an organization of interdependent cells, if only because it has the appearance of singular thinghood.

    Individuals, societies, and the classification of organisms

  • But right now this book seems to have hit a tender part of the national consciousness dead centre, thereby my state of thinghood.

    Getting Out From Under

  • The American Scholar, argued that the black American narrative of victimization has already reached its end: "It simply is no longer the case that the essence of black American life is racial victimization and disenfranchisement, a curse and a condemnation, a destiny based on color in which the meaning of one's life is thinghood, created even before one is born."

    Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • Berkeley), 'bundles of sensations' implies that the bundle is as important an element in thinghood as the sensations themselves.

    Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge

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