Metempiric
Metempiric Met`em*pir"ic, Metempirical Met`em*pir"ic*al, a. [Pref. met- + empiric, -ical.] (Metaph.) Related, or belonging, to the objects of knowledge within the province of metempirics. [1913 Webster]

If then the empirical designates the province we include within the range of science, the province we exclude may be fitly styled the metempirical. --G. H. Lewes. [1913 Webster]


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  • metempiric —   a. transcending but associated with empirical knowledge.    ♦ metempiricism, n.    ♦ metempirics, n. study of metempiric ideas …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • metempiric — met·empiric …   English syllables

  • metempiric — /mɛtəmˈpɪrɪk/ (say metuhm pirik) noun a supporter of the metempirical philosophy. {met(a) + empiric} …   Australian English dictionary

  • metempiric — |med.+ noun Etymology: meta + empiric (adjective & noun) 1. : metempirics 2. : metempiricist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metempirical — Metempiric Met em*pir ic, Metempirical Met em*pir ic*al, a. [Pref. met + empiric, ical.] (Metaph.) Related, or belonging, to the objects of knowledge within the province of metempirics. [1913 Webster] If then the empirical designates the province …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metempiricism — ˌmed.+ noun Etymology: metempiric + ism : metempirics * * * metempirˈicism / i sizm/ noun The study of the existence of things beyond the scope of experience (also metempirics) • • • Main Entry: ↑meta * * * metempiricism (mɛtɛmˈpɪrɪsɪz(ə)m …   Useful english dictionary

  • metempirics — “+ noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: plural of metempiric : the study of concepts and relationships conceived as beyond and yet related to knowledge gained empirically metempirics sweeps out of this region in search of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • metempirical — metempirically, adv. /met em pir i keuhl/, adj. 1. beyond or outside the field of experience. 2. of or pertaining to metempirics. Also, metempiric. [1874; MET + EMPIRICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • metempirics — metempiricist, n. /met em pir iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the philosophy dealing with the existence of things outside, or beyond, experience. Also, metempiricism. [1874; see METEMPIRIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • supernatural — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. miraculous, preternatural; abnormal, unearthly, superhuman, occult. See demon, universe.Ant., earthly, worldly. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Divine] Syn. celestial, godlike, almighty, spiritual,… …   English dictionary for students

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