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metaphysical

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adjective meta·phys·i·cal \-ˈfi-zi-kəl\

Simple Definition of metaphysical

  • : of, relating to, or based on metaphysics

  • : of or relating to things that are thought to exist but that cannot be seen

Full Definition of metaphysical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to metaphysics

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses b :  supernatural

  3. 3 :  highly abstract or abstruse; also :  theoretical

  4. 4 often capitalized :  of or relating to poetry especially of the early 17th century that is highly intellectual and philosophical and marked by unconventional imagery

meta·phys·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of metaphysical

  1. a metaphysical world of spirits

  2. <a work that deals with such metaphysical questions as the very nature of knowledge>



15th Century

First Known Use of metaphysical

15th century


Metaphysical

noun meta·phys·i·cal

Definition of Metaphysical

  1. :  a metaphysical poet of the 17th century



1887

First Known Use of metaphysical

1887



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