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metaphysician

[met-uh-fuh-zish-uh n] /ˌmɛt ə fəˈzɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
a person who creates or develops metaphysical theories.
Also, metaphysicist
[met-uh-fiz-uh-sist] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ə sɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English metaphisicien, probably < Middle French metaphysicien, equivalent to metaphysique metaphysic + -ien -ian
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Examples from the web for metaphysician
  • Perhaps there is room for reconciliation between the metaphysician and the magnate.
  • Not any complex epistemologist or metaphysician, to be sure: more of a folk philosopher of the social order.
  • They should not be demeaned by a candy metaphysician even more helpless than his disciples.
Word Origin and History for metaphysician
n.

1590s, from Middle French métaphysicien (14c.); see metaphysics + -ian.

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