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Definition of "metaphysical" []

  • Of or relating to metaphysics. (adjective)
  • Based on speculative or abstract reasoning. (adjective)
  • Highly abstract or theoretical; abstruse. (adjective)
  • Immaterial; incorporeal. See Synonyms at immaterial. (adjective)
  • Supernatural. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "metaphysical" in a sentence
  • "The term metaphysical is used here to include anything in your life that has an inwardly energetic and invisible quality, such as:"
  • "In addition, the English word "metaphysical" is defined to mean something that is outside the realm of empirical verification."
  • "The term metaphysical, originating with Dryden, and used by Johnson with a slight difference, may be easily miscomprehended by any one who chooses to forget its legitimate application both etymologically and by usage to that which comes, as it were, behind or after nature."