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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. 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
Related formsmet·em·pir·i·cist, noun
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Examples from the Web for metempirics

Historical Examples

  • What matter, form, spirit are 521 in themselves is a futile question that belongs to the sterile region of “metempirics.”

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5


British Dictionary definitions for metempirics


  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of philosophy that deals with things existing beyond the realm of experience
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Derived Formsmetempiricist, noun
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