Definition of Life force

1. Noun. (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms.

Exact synonyms: Elan Vital, Vital Force, Vitality
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Force
Derivative terms: Vital

Definition of Life force

1. Noun. The hypothetical principle that animates all living organisms ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Life Force

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life cycle
life cycle stages
life cycles
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life estates
life estates pur autre vie
life eternal
life events
life expectancies
life expectancy
life force (current term)
life form
life forms
life history
life imitates art
life imprisonment
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life jacket
life jackets
life line
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life lore
life mask

Literary usage of Life force

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1. The Essentials of æsthetics in Music, Poetry, Painting, Sculpture and by George Lansing Raymond (1921)
"That which is Expressed in Art—-The Play-Impulse as Described by Schiller, Spencer, Brown—Relation of the Art-Impulse to Excess of Life- Force and to ..."

2. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"... VIII LIFE, FORCE, OR GRAVITY THE imponderable fluids have had their day; "mechanical Forces" are less talked about; Science has put on a new face for ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1872)
"N. Eliminating all the functions of living beings otherwise explicable, we must restrict the term " vital action," or " action of life-force," to the ..."

4. Art in Theory: An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1894)
"... the only Invariable Characteristic of Play—Excess of Life- Force as Indicated in the Activity behind the Play-Impulse—Life-Force behind the Art-Impulse ..."

5. Rational Cosmology: Or, The Eternal Principles and the Necessary Laws of the by Laurens Perseus Hickok (1858)
"The propagated life-force, though beginning a new assimilation and ... The life-force is in itself a spiritual activity which works according to wants, ..."

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