Definition of compresence in English:

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compresence

Pronunciation: /kɒmˈprɛz(ə)ns/

noun

[mass noun] chiefly Philosophy
The simultaneous presence together of properties or experienced qualities.
Example sentences
  • The theory relies on what James takes to be the experienced relations of sensible compresence and sensible continuity.
  • But this is difficult to square with Maurin's claim that compresence is external to its terms.
  • Each stage of the regress depends on the coherence of a compresence bundle at the next stage, ad infinitum.

Derivatives

compresent

adjective
Example sentences
  • The bundle theorist says that all particulars are (where particulars are your most basic ontological entities, and the things built up from them), are a group on compresent properties.
  • In that case, to say that P is instantiated by x is to just say that P is compresent with itself.
  • Therefore, a trope cannot be compresent with itself unless it is compresent with other tropes.

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