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metaphysical

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

: 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
:  of or relating to metaphysics
2
a :  of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses
b :  supernatural
3
:  highly abstract or abstruse; also :  theoretical
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 \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Examples of METAPHYSICAL

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

First Known Use of METAPHYSICAL

15th century

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

Metaphysical

noun

Definition of METAPHYSICAL

:  a metaphysical poet of the 17th century

First Known Use of METAPHYSICAL

1887

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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