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metempirical

or metempiric

[or met-em-pir-i-kuh l or met-em-pir-ik] /or ˌmɛt ɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl or ˌmɛt ɛmˈpɪr ɪk/
adjective
1.
beyond or outside the field of experience.
2.
of or relating to metempirics.
Origin of metempirical
1874
First recorded in 1874; met- + empirical
Related forms
metempirically, adverb
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  • It is a "metempirical," or rather mythical, cause interpolated into the processes of experience.

    On the Ethics of Naturalism William Ritchie Sorley
British Dictionary definitions for metempirical

metempirical

/ˌmɛtɛmˈpɪrɪkəl/
adjective
1.
beyond the realm of experience
2.
of or relating to metempirics
Derived Forms
metempirically, adverb
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