metempirical

or met·em·pir·ic

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

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

Nearby words

  1. metazoonosis,
  2. metchnikoff,
  3. metchnikoff, élie,
  4. mete,
  5. metecdysis,
  6. metempirics,
  7. metempsychosis,
  8. metencephalic,
  9. metencephalon,
  10. metenkephalin

Origin of metempirical

First recorded in 1874; met- + empirical

Related formsmet·em·pir·i·cal·ly, adverb

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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

metempirical

metempiric

adjective

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

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