Tableless vs Tableness - What's the difference?

tableless | tableness |

As an adjective tableless

is without a table or tables.

As a noun tableness is

(philosophy) the quality of being a table.




  • Without a table or tables.
  • tableness



  • (philosophy) The quality of being a table.
  • * 1975 , Thomas Stanley, The history of philosophy (page 29)
  • When Plato spoke of tableness and cupness, Diogenes the Cynic said: 'I see a table and a cup, to be sure, but not tableness and cupness.'
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=June 12, author=Ken Johnson, title=Close Encounters With Tableness and Chairness, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=The exceedingly dry joke is that it is not a small table but a small amount of what might be called tableness . }}