Metaphysic



[met-uh-fiz-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪk/

noun
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adjective
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/ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪk/
noun
1.
the system of first principles and assumptions underlying an enquiry or philosophical theory
2.
an obsolete word for metaphysician
adjective
3.
(rare) another word for metaphysical
n.

late 14c., from Medieval Latin metaphysica (see metaphysics). The usual form of metaphysics until 16c.; somewhat revived 19c. under German influence.

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