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Of the same substance, nature, or essence.

[Middle English consubstancial, from Late Latin cōnsubstantiālis : Latin com-, com- + Late Latin substantiālis, substantial; see substantial.]


(Theology) Christian theol (esp of the three persons of the Trinity) regarded as identical in substance or essence though different in aspect
[C15: from Church Latin consubstāntiālis, from Latin com- + substantia substance]
ˌconsubˌstantiˈality n
ˌconsubˈstantially adv


(ˌkɒn səbˈstæn ʃəl)

of one and the same substance, essence, or nature.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin consubstantiālis = Latin con- con- + substanti(a) substance + -ālis -al1]
con`sub•stan`ti•al′i•ty, n.
con`sub•stan′tial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.consubstantial - regarded as the same in substance or essence (as of the three persons of the Trinity)
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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It is useless to warn the reader not to take literally all the similes which we are obliged to employ here to express the singular, symmetrical, direct, almost consubstantial union of a man and an edifice.
It maintained Utopian interests in "appropriate use" technology, wherein electronic sounds could be consubstantial with natural ones (e.
Ornamentation has been consubstantial with creative work among craftsmen, particularly since the eighteenth century.
The crisis of the tradition of medical work, from this perspective, has two consubstantial dimensions.
On the opposite, this approach is in line with the critical thinking that, within Collective Health, points to the consubstantial nature of the technical matters with those of social nature, showing how in each specific way of being a medical or public health practice, there is a reproduction of the hegemonic way of life of society (2).
The abstruse question of the eternity of the Logos," "the admission of the homoousion, or Consubstantial," "a real substantial Trinity .
The transformations are no more than the following three categories: the first category is to increase or decrease the parts or organs of a body (Sun Wukong has one more tail than ordinary people, and Wei Yan in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms has one more back bone on his head); the second category is to transform the size and shape of some parts (Liu Bei's arms and ears are lengthened or enlarged); the third category is to confuse the boundaries between human beings and other species or immortals (Sun Wukong and Zhu Bajie are something consubstantial with human and animal, while Zhuge Liang has sage-like type).
We could not speculate on the reasons that might have led UNSG to deliver such comments, which contradict and jeopardize the consubstantial neutrality of his position", Pham said, adding that these comments "undermine the UNSG capacity to serve as a neutral and acceptable mediator".
Needless to say, the emphasis on the contingency of the amorous encounter makes this passage an apt representation of Badiou's understanding of love (I put emphasis on "representation" to indicate that this literary fragment is not consubstantial with an Event--in the way that, say, for Badiou, the poetry of Stephane Mallarme constitutes an Event in the domain of Art--but rather only a symbolic enactment of it, a mere scene of re-presentation).
19) The European Court of Human Rights has clearly protected the "freedom of self-determination, as a consubstantial aspect of the human person," deriving the right to personal autonomy from the right to respect for private life.
Logotherapy is based on the premise that pain is consubstantial with the experience of life and on the conviction that, even in the most perverted conditions, the subject's inner freedom can never be completely lost or destroyed.