aboveness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

above +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

aboveness ‎(uncountable)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) The quality of being above.
    • 1986, James. W. Fernandez, Persuasions and Performances: The Play of Tropes in Culture, page 19:
      Because this evangile does in fact give us a continuum of gods below and above joined by a vibrating cord, it supports my point that metaphors operate upon continua — in this case belowness and aboveness — moving people and things aptly about on the continua.

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