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1. Of or relating to metaphysics.
2. Based on speculative or abstract reasoning.
3. Immaterial or supernatural: angels and other metaphysical beings.
4. often Metaphysical Of or relating to the poetry of a group of 17th-century English poets whose verse is characterized by an intellectually challenging style and extended metaphors comparing very dissimilar things.

[Middle English metaphisicalle, from Medieval Latin metaphysicālis, from metaphysica, metaphysics; see metaphysics.]

met′a·phys′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.metaphysically - in a metaphysical mannermetaphysically - in a metaphysical manner; "he thinks metaphysically"


[ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪklɪ] advmetafisicamente
References in classic literature ?
I call you metaphysicians because you reason metaphysically," Ernest went on.
You must go through life seeking that flaw and remaining metaphysically silent until you have found it.
The dualism of mind and matter, if we have been right so far, cannot be allowed as metaphysically valid.
Let us remember, though, that the essence of computation needn't be restricted to a silicon substrate or to any metaphysically privileged medium.
Yet he continues to use mysterious events that metaphysically explain this world, and uses music this time, but in an abstract way so he can find the right recipe to present his two worlds.
This paper argues for a particular view about in what metaphysical equivalence consists: namely, that any two metaphysical theories are metaphysically equivalent if and only if those theories are strongly hyperintensionally equivalent.
Unlike other metanormative contenders, non-naturalists take normative supervenience to be a relation between metaphysically discontinuous kinds: natural properties and sui generis normative properties.
She loves finally being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps Honoria keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel's metaphysically inclined guests.
The project investigates the hypothesis that perception changes from being explained on the basis of a model of the soul that is metaphysically composite of really distinct clusters of functions to a model in which rationality permeates the functions previously attributed to lower cognitive capacities.
However, science needs to evolve from its current, mechanistic, reductionist, metaphysically immature form to achieve this.
In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.
When one understands all the eight Beatitudes as explained metaphysically, they instruct us effectively on how to live a happy and fulfilled life.