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From mediaeval Latin hypostaticus, from Ancient Greek ὑποστατικός (hupostatikós), from ὑποστατός (hupostatós).


  • IPA(key): /haɪpəˈstætɪk/


hypostatic (comparative more hypostatic, superlative most hypostatic)

  1. (theology) Pertaining to hypostasis, especially with reference to hypostatic union.
    • Boyle
      The grand doctrine of the chymists, touching their three hypostatical principles.
  2. Personal, or distinctly personal; relating to the divine hypostases, or substances.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Pearson to this entry?)
  3. Depending upon, or due to, deposition or setting.
    hypostatic congestion, due to setting of blood by gravitation
  4. (medicine) Pertaining to hypostasis.
  5. (genetics) Of a gene, affected by hypostasis.