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metaphysician

[met-uh-fuh-zish-uh n]
noun
  1. a person who creates or develops metaphysical theories.
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Also met·a·phys·i·cist [met-uh-fiz-uh-sist] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ə sɪst/.

Origin of metaphysician

1425–75; late Middle English metaphisicien, probably < Middle French metaphysicien, equivalent to metaphysique metaphysic + -ien -ian
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Examples from the Web for metaphysician

Historical Examples

  • In these days a heroine need not be amoralist, but she must be a metaphysician.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • He was rather a great judge of metaphysical power than a metaphysician.

  • For he, like the metaphysician, believes in the reality of that which absorbs his own mind.

  • Forgive me; I know you are a metaphysician and a moral philosopher, and you'll appreciate this.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • There he has aptly described him as a "logician, metaphysician and bard."


Word Origin and History for metaphysician

n.

1590s, from Middle French métaphysicien (14c.); see metaphysics + -ian.

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