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metaphysics

met·a·phys·ics

metaphysics

 
pronunciation:
me t fI zihks
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) the branch of philosophy that deals with first principles and the ultimate nature of reality and existence.
definition 2: abstract and speculative philosophy in general.
Word Parts
The word metaphysics contains the following parts:
meta- Greek prefix that means change, between, after, beyond
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology