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ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪ kəlmeta·phys·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metaphysicaladjective

    pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics

    "metaphysical philosophy"

  2. metaphysicaladjective

    without material form or substance

    "metaphysical forces"

  3. metaphysicaladjective

    highly abstract and overly theoretical

    "metaphysical reasoning"


  1. metaphysicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to metaphysics.

    Etymology: Grammatically derived from "metaphysics"

  2. metaphysicaladjective

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

    Etymology: Grammatically derived from "metaphysics"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metaphysicaladjective

    of or pertaining to metaphysics

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

  2. Metaphysicaladjective

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

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

  3. Metaphysicaladjective

    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. Ademuyiwa Onabanjo:

    Love is a metaphysical concept; neither party knows the degree of one to the other.

  2. 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.

  3. Henry Bromel:

    History is powerful stuff. One day your world is fine. The next day it's knocked for a metaphysical loop. Was Napoleon really at Waterloo Would that change what I had for breakfast

  4. 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.”

  5. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

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

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