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[puh-roo-zee-uh, -see-uh, pahr-oo-see-uh] /pəˈru zi ə, -si ə, ˌpɑr uˈsi ə/

(def 4).
(lowercase) Platonism. the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed.
(Christianity) another term for the Second Coming

“Second Coming,” a reference to Matt. xxiv:27, 1875, from Greek parousia, literally “presence,” from para- (see para- (1)) + ousia “essence,” from on, genitive ontos, present participle of einai “to be” (see ion).


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