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Definition of metaphysical

What does metaphysical mean?

adjective

  1. pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • example: metaphysical philosophy

adjective satellite

  1. transcending physical matter or the laws of nature
  2. highly abstract and overly theoretical

Alternative definition

adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to metaphysics.
  2. Immaterial, supersensual, not physical (more properly, "beyond" that which is physical).

Music

  1. "Metaphysical" is a musical album of Psy Phy 6.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  2. "Metaphysical" is a musical EP of Oliver Ho.
    • released on (14 years ago)

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Google previewA Path into Metaphysics (1990)

Phenomenological, Hermeneutical, and Dialogical Studies by Robert E. Wood

The Human Being as Historical Man's being metaphysical means that there is a fundamental dimension transcending both biological immediacy and cultural mediation in the  ;...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1993)

Volume 13 - Optical Disks to Production Scheduling by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

The metaphysical sense of a paradigm refers to the overall way of seeing the field and, thus, would include the notion of a paradigm as a set of beliefs, a myth, a successful metaphysical speculation, a standard, a new way of seeing, ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (2005)

by Anthony C. Thiselton

Metaphysical dualism is a theory of the nature of reality that splits all reality into two independent orders or qualities of being. Zoroastrianism (according to the Ga ̄tha ̄s, c. 1200–1000 bce revealed through Zoroaster, or Zarathustra) held the  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution (2000)

From Copernicus to Newton by Wilbur Applebaum

The connection between metaphysical and phenomenal levels was and still is especially problematic in this account. Leibniz further introduced the distinction between vis viva, which pertains to actual motion and is proportional to the square ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Science (2002)

by Pamela Gossin

Andrew Marvell fused the metaphysical practices of Donne with the urbane sophistication of the Cavalier poets Ben Jonson and Robert Herrick, the school most in opposition to the metaphysicals, in order to transform both poetical attitudes ...

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I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling. (T.S. Eliot)
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Scrabble value of M3E1T1A1P3H4Y4S1I1C3A1L1

The value of this 12-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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