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metaphysics

noun plural but singular in construction meta·phys·ics \-ˈfi-ziks\

: the part of philosophy that is concerned with the basic causes and nature of things

Full Definition of METAPHYSICS

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a (1) :  a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology (2) :  ontology 2
b :  abstract philosophical studies :  a study of what is outside objective experience
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:  metaphysic 2

Origin of METAPHYSICS

Medieval Latin Metaphysica, title of Aristotle's treatise on the subject, from Greek (ta) meta (ta) physika, literally, the (works) after the physical (works); from its position in his collected works
First Known Use: 1569

Other Philosophy Terms

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

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