metaphysical Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • metaphysical philosophy
  2. adjective satellite without material form or substance
    • metaphysical forces
  3. adjective satellite highly abstract and overly theoretical
    • metaphysical reasoning


Met`a*phys"ic*al adjective
Cf. F. métaphysique. See Metaphysics.
  1. Of or pertaining to metaphysics.
  2. According to rules or principles of metaphysics; as, metaphysical reasoning.
  3. Preternatural or supernatural. Obs.
    The golden round *Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal. Shak.

Webster 1913