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ultramundane

[ uhl-truh-muhn-deyn, -muhn-deyn ]

adjective

  1. outside or beyond the earth or the orbits of the planets.
  2. outside the sphere of physical existence.


ultramundane

/ ˌʌltrəˈmʌndeɪn /

adjective

  1. extending beyond the world, this life, or the universe


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ultramundane1

1540–50; < Latin ultrāmundānus, equivalent to Latin ultrā ultra- + mundānus mundane

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Example Sentences

One of these is the so-called ultramundane-corpuscle hypothesis of Le Sage; the other is based on the vortex theory of matter.

The hope of ultramundane felicity is, therefore, an illusion, and man is to seek such happiness as is possible only in this life.

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