Meaning of quoddity in English:

quoddity

noun

rare
  • 1Philosophy
    The being, individuality, or identity of a thing. Sometimes contrasted with quiddity. Compare "quiddity", "whatness".

  • 2A depreciative term for: a (non-specific) scholastic concept; (hence) a subtlety, a subtle distinction; a quibble, especially in argument.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From classical Latin quod what + -ity, probably after quiddity.

Pronunciation

quoddity

/ˈkwɒdɪti/