[ met-em-pir-iks ]
/ ˌmɛt ɛmˈpɪr ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the philosophy dealing with the existence of things outside, or beyond, experience.


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Also met·em·pir·i·cism [met-em-pir-i-siz-uh m] /ˌmɛt ɛmˈpɪr ɪˌsɪz əm/.

Origin of metempirics

First recorded in 1874; see origin at metempiric(al), -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM metempirics

met·em·pir·i·cist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for metempirics

/ (ˌmɛtɛmˈpɪrɪks) /


(functioning as singular) the branch of philosophy that deals with things existing beyond the realm of experience

Derived forms of metempirics

metempiricist, noun
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