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hyperphysical

[hahy-per-fiz-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. being above or beyond the physical; immaterial; supernatural.

Origin of hyperphysical

First recorded in 1590–1600; hyper- + physical
Related formshy·per·phys·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for hyperphysical

Historical Examples

  • The Realism of the purposiveness of nature is also either physical or hyperphysical.

    Kant's Critique of Judgement

    Immanuel Kant

  • Hyperphysical Animism may be easiest understood as having arisen with the belief in human ghosts.

  • Hyperphysical, hī-per-fiz′ik-al, adj. beyond physical laws: supernatural.

  • And Kant adds that the wildest hypotheses, if only they are physical, are more tolerable than a hyperphysical one.

  • Now physical science, as such, has nothing to do with the soul of man which is hyperphysical.

    On the Genesis of Species

    St. George Mivart


British Dictionary definitions for hyperphysical

hyperphysical

adjective
  1. beyond the physical; supernatural or immaterial
Derived Formshyperphysically, adverb
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