Definition of metaphysical:
discarnate, extramundane, nonphysical, supernatural, bodiless, unbodied, difficult, incorporeal, body, spiritual, miraculous, immaterial, superhuman, extrasensory, theoretical, uncorporal, disembodied, unsubstantial, theoretic, transcendental, supersensible, preternatural, unearthly, insubstantial, spiritual, abstract, transcendental, superphysical.
" Granting the premisses," he wrote, " I do not see any escape from Berkeley's conclusion, that the substance of matter is a metaphysical unknown quantity, of the existence of which there is no proof.- "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work", P. Chalmers Mitchell.
The endless eloquence of the Highgate days, to say nothing about the greater days before Highgate, was a powerful element in that revival of a spiritual or metaphysical, as opposed to a merely sensational, philosophy which has been going on ever since.- "Dr. Johnson and His Circle", John Bailey.
The first may be called a metaphysical objection; the second is partly metaphysical and partly physical, the third may be considered a physical objection, as it is involved directly in the phenomena presented by our universe.- "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.