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 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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  • 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

  • metempirical — a. (In metaph.) Transcendental, a priori …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • metempirical — met·empirical …   English syllables

  • metempirical — /mɛtəmˈpɪrɪkəl/ (say metuhm pirikuhl) adjective 1. beyond or outside the field of experience. 2. of or relating to metempirics …   Australian English dictionary

  • metempirical — …   Useful english dictionary

  • met|em|pir|ic — «MEHT ehm PIHR ihk», noun, adjective. –n. 1. = metempirics. (Cf. ↑metempirics) 2. a supporter of the metempirical philosophy. –adj. = metempirical. (Cf. ↑metempirical) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • métempirique — ⇒MÉTEMPIRIQUE, adj. PHILOS. Qui dépasse l expérience, qui n est pas fondé sur la connaissance positive. Anton. empirique, positif. Une réminiscence prénatale et (...) un voeu métempirique plus grands que tout désir sensible (JANKÉL., Je ne sais… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Unintelligibility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unintelligibility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unintelligibility unintelligibility Sgm: N 1 incomprehensibility incomprehensibility imperspicuity Sgm: N 1 inconceivableness inconceivableness vagueness &c. >Adj. Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • emergence — /i merr jeuhns/, n. 1. the act or process of emerging. 2. an outgrowth, as a prickle, on the surface of a plant. 3. Evolution. the appearance of new properties or species in the course of development or evolution. [1640 50; < F < ML; see… …   Universalium

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