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[on-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/

of or relating to , 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.

1782, from ontology + -ical. Related: Ontologically


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  • Ontologism

    [on-tol-uh-jiz-uh m] /ɒnˈtɒl əˌdʒɪz əm/ noun, Theology. 1. the doctrine that the human intellect has an immediate cognition of God as its proper object and the principle of all its cognitions.

  • Ontologist

    [on-tol-uh-jee] /ɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such. 2. (loosely) . /ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. (philosophy) the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being 2. (logic) the set of entities presupposed by a theory n. “metaphysical science or study of being,” […]

  • Ontologize

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