1. In Hinduism, the way in which māyā, the power of all appearance to become apparent, achieves characteristic and identifiable properties.
2. In Buddhism, the description of the characteristic form of appearance, able to be named (even though there is no Self conferring persistent or subsistent identity). It thus summarizes the aggregation of the five skandhas (components of human appearance), with nāma standing for the last four, and rūpa for the first. Nāmarūpa is the fourth link in the chain of the conditioned arising of appearance (paticcasamuppāda).
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