ontological

[ on-tl-oj-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl /

adjective

of or relating to ontology, the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such; metaphysical: Some of the U.S. founders held an ontological belief in natural rights.
Sometimes on·to·log·ic, on·tol·o·gis·tic.

Related forms

non·on·to·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·on·to·log·i·cal, adjective
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