or met·em·pir·ic

[ or met-em-pir-i-kuh l or met-em-pir-ik]

Origin of metempirical

First recorded in 1874; met- + empirical
Related formsmet·em·pir·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for metempirical

Historical Examples of metempirical

  • 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



  1. beyond the realm of experience
  2. of or relating to metempirics
Derived Formsmetempirically, adverb
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