or met·em·pir·ic

[ or met-em-pir-i-kuh l or met-em-pir-ik ]
/ or ˌmɛt ɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl or ˌmɛt ɛmˈpɪr ɪk /


beyond or outside the field of experience.
of or relating to metempirics.

Origin of metempirical

First recorded in 1874; met- + empirical

OTHER WORDS FROM metempirical

met·em·pir·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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



/ (ˌmɛtɛmˈpɪrɪkəl) /


beyond the realm of experience
of or relating to metempirics

Derived forms of metempirical

metempirically, adverb
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