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One entry found for metaphysics.
Main Entry: meta·phys·ics
Pronunciation: secondarystressmet-schwa-primarystressfiz-iks
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin Metaphysica, title given to a work by Aristotle on the subject, from Greek (ta) meta (ta) physika, literally, "the (works) after the physical (works)"; so called because this section came after the section on physics and physical nature in a collection of Aristotle's collected writings
: the part of philosophy concerned with the ultimate causes and basic nature of things

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