ontological ontological  /ˌɑn tə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/


  • (adj) of or relating to ontology


  1. By the breadth of his crimes, which have attained a quasi-ontological dimension, he surpasses all his predecessors: as a result of Hitler, man is defined by what makes him inhuman.
  2. This is an ideological, even ontological lassitude.
  3. Those three elements are, in Rosenzweig's complicated and somewhat bizarre scheme, points on an ontological triangle.


  • When the famous entertain the rich

    Celebrities are people, much in the mysterious, metaphorical way that corporations are people. They have normal human things, like children and emotions, but they also have entourages and price tags and auras. (Those last two make them sound like oil paintings, which they also have.) Nowhere is their ontological status muddier than in the strange ritual of the paid party appearance, wherein an A ...
    on July 13, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

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