Definition of hylic in English:

hylic

Syllabification: hy·lic
Pronunciation: /ˈhīlik
 
/

adjective

rare
Of matter; material. The opposite of psychic (sense 2) of the adjective).
More example sentences
  • To know and live by only one tradition is, by that very fact, to be exposed as hylic.
  • Further, it should be made clear that the anaphoric is the repetitive aspect of the poetic text while the hylic is its material specificity.
  • So Musashi died of his hylic self on the tree.

Origin

mid 19th century: via late Latin from Greek hulikos, from hulē 'matter'.

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