ontological

adjective on·to·log·i·cal \ ˌän-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \

Definition of ontological

1 : of or relating to ontology
  • an ontological principle
2 : relating to or based upon being or existence
  • to lift the modern male out of gender confusion and into ontological certainty
  • —R. A. Shweder

ontologically

play \ˌän-tə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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1705


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