metaphysic

[ met-uh-fiz-ik ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪk /

noun

adjective

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Origin of metaphysic

1350–1400; Middle English metaphisik < Medieval Latin metaphysica (neuter plural); see metaphysics

OTHER WORDS FROM metaphysic

un·met·a·phys·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metaphysic

metaphysic
/ (ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪk) /

noun

the system of first principles and assumptions underlying an enquiry or philosophical theory
an obsolete word for metaphysician

adjective

rare another word for metaphysical
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