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Definitions for metaphysical
ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪ kəlmeta·phys·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metaphysical(adj)

    pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics

    "metaphysical philosophy"

  2. metaphysical(adj)

    without material form or substance

    "metaphysical forces"

  3. metaphysical(adj)

    highly abstract and overly theoretical

    "metaphysical reasoning"


  1. metaphysical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to metaphysics.

    Etymology: Grammatically derived from "metaphysics"

  2. metaphysical(Adjective)

    Immaterial, supersensual, not physical (more properly, "beyond" that which is physical).

    Etymology: Grammatically derived from "metaphysics"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metaphysical(adj)

    of or pertaining to metaphysics

    Etymology: [Cf. F. mtaphysique. See Metaphysics.]

  2. Metaphysical(adj)

    according to rules or principles of metaphysics; as, metaphysical reasoning

    Etymology: [Cf. F. mtaphysique. See Metaphysics.]

  3. Metaphysical(adj)

    preternatural or supernatural

    Etymology: [Cf. F. mtaphysique. See Metaphysics.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphysical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphysical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of metaphysical in a Sentence

  1. Aldous Huxley:

    From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.

  2. Eleni Tsigas:

    God spoke to me during that service. I don't think God speaks in words and language that we expect as humans. It was a metaphysical message but a very specific message: I knew it would be a boy, and we would name him Jordan, and he would be fine, the message was as solid as the chair I'm sitting in right now.

  3. Albert Camus:

    Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.

  4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.

  5. Vaclav Havel:

    I am not sure one is capable of reflecting absurdity without having a strong sense of meaning. Absurdity makes sense only against a meaningful background. It is the deeper meaning that is shedding light on the absurdity. There must be a vanish point, a metaphysical horizon if you will where absurdity and meaning merge.”

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