1. the philosophical study of being and knowing

Definition categories: thought, philosophy

Sentences with metaphysics as a noun:

- Philosophers sometimes say that metaphysics is the study of the ultimate nature of the universe.

- The metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas holds that all real beings have both essence and existence.

- In Aristotelian metaphysics physical objects have both form and matter.

- In his Pensées, Pascal mentioned some first principles recognized within his metaphysics: space, time, motion, and number.

- I have a collection of books on metaphysics, covering astral projection, reincarnation, and communication with spirits.

- This political polemic strikes me as a protracted piece of overwrought, fog shrouded metaphysics!