1. metaphysical.

Origin of metaphysic

1350–1400; Middle English metaphisik < Medieval Latin metaphysica (neuter plural); see metaphysics
Related formsun·met·a·phys·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for metaphysic


  1. the system of first principles and assumptions underlying an enquiry or philosophical theory
  2. an obsolete word for metaphysician
  1. rare another word for metaphysical
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Word Origin and History for metaphysic

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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