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metaphysic

[met-uh-fiz-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪk/
noun
adjective
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English metaphisik < Medieval Latin metaphysica (neuter plural); see metaphysics
Related forms
unmetaphysic, adjective
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Examples for metaphysic
  • Thus again strictly limiting any epiphenomenal dualism allowed in this metaphysic.
  • The third dimension, depth, transcends all formal approaches to reach almost a metaphysic.
  • The distal threads were situated in the metaphysic region where the cortical diameter was significantly larger.
British Dictionary definitions for metaphysic

metaphysic

/ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪk/
noun
1.
the system of first principles and assumptions underlying an enquiry or philosophical theory
2.
an obsolete word for metaphysician
adjective
3.
(rare) another word for metaphysical
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Word Origin and History for metaphysic
n.

late 14c., from Medieval Latin metaphysica (see metaphysics). The usual form of metaphysics until 16c.; somewhat revived 19c. under German influence.

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