metaphysical

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

Definition of metaphysical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to metaphysics metaphysical truth metaphysical speculation

  2. 2a :  of or relating to the transcendent (see transcendent 1) or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses fleeing from experience to a metaphysical realm — John Deweyb :  supernatural fate and metaphysical aid doth seem to have thee crown'd — William Shakespeare

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

  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 figurative language metaphysical poets

metaphysically

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Examples of metaphysical in a Sentence

  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


METAPHYSICAL Defined for English Language Learners

metaphysical

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

Definition of metaphysical for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or based on metaphysics

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



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