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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Definitions for metempirical

  1. Beyond or outside the field of experience.
  2. Of or pertaining to metempirics.

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Citations for metempirical
...but the quality of her innate wit had deepened, strange “metempirical” (as Van called them) undercurrents seemed to double internally, and thus enrich, the simplest expression of her simplest thoughts. Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor, a Family Chronicle
Still however, instead of aspiring to becoming rigorous and metempirical, poetry lives by the heart, the sense and singing. Kahlil Gibran with Andrew Dib Sherfan, The Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran
Origin of metempirical
1874
Metempircal derives from the Greek words met- meaning “beyond or before” and empirical meaning “experience.”