(intransitive) to think, write, etc, metaphysically
(transitive) to treat (a subject) metaphysically
[met-uh-fiz-iks] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology. 2. philosophy, especially in its more abstruse branches. 3. the underlying theoretical principles of a subject or field of inquiry. 4. (initial capital letter, italics) […]
metaphysis me·taph·y·sis (mĭ-tāf’ĭ-sĭs) n. pl. me·taph·y·ses (-sēz’) The zone of growth between the epiphysis and diaphysis during development of a bone. met’a·phys’i·al (mět’ə-fĭz’ē-əl) adj.
[met-uh-fahyt] /ˈmɛt əˌfaɪt/ noun, Botany. 1. a multicellular plant.
[met-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh] /ˌmɛt əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. the transformation of one type of tissue into another. /ˌmɛtəˈpleɪzɪə/ noun 1. the transformation of one kind of tissue into a different kind metaplasia met·a·pla·sia (mět’ə-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə) n.