from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who specializes or is skilled in metaphysics.
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- n. A philosopher who specializes in the scholarly study of metaphysics.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who is versed in metaphysics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is versed in the science of metaphysics.
- n. One who practises the mind-cure.
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Furthermore, anyone who ever ponders the very meaning of life could be called a metaphysician, at least in their moment of pondering.
Schoolmen to go outside the lines of strict ecclesiastical tradition and learn, not only from Aristotle, who was now beginning to be known as a metaphysician and a psychologist, but also from the Arabians and the Jews, whose works had begun to penetrate in Latin translations into the schools of Christian Europe.
The ideal of the metaphysician is the ideal of the animal.
The audience hazard the same word "metaphysician" as the answer, but are informed that they are wrong -- the word now represented having only three syllables, and they ultimately discover that the word is "metaphor" (met afore).
"A metaphysician is a sort of philosopher, partly visionary and partly sceptical, who sees what is concealed from all others.
Niels Klim's journey under the ground being a narrative of his wonderful descent to the subterranean lands; together with an account of the sensible animals and trees inhabiting the planet Nazar and the firmament.
Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the life and achievements of women in science and technology through blogging in the name of Ada Byron – Countess of Lovelace, daughter of the romantic poet Lord Byron, analyst, metaphysician, the founder of scientific computing, and The Enchantress of Numbers.
Whereat he would laugh, and his arms would leap out to me, and he would call me his sweet metaphysician; and the tiredness would pass out of his eyes, and into them would flood the happy love-light that was in itself a new and sufficient advertisement of his immortality.
God; and when he called me his sweet metaphysician, I called him my immortal materialist.
The Buddha generally presented himself as more physician than metaphysician.
Though Hazlitt continued to think of himself as a “metaphysician” (less often as a painter; he had by now given up his professional ambitions along those lines), he began to feel comfortable in the role of journalist.