Hylomorphism  

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Hylomorphism is a philosophical theory developed by Aristotle, which conceives being (ousia) as a compound of matter and form.

The word "hylomorphism" is a 19th-century term formed from the Greek words ὕλη hyle, "wood, matter" and μορφή, morphē, "form."

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