ontologic


ontologic

adjective

  1. of or relating to ontology, the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such; metaphysical: Some of the U.S. founders held an ontological belief in natural rights.

noun

  1. the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.
  2. (loosely) metaphysics.

noun

  1. philosophy the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being
  2. logic the set of entities presupposed by a theory

adj.1782, from ontology + -ical. Related: Ontologically n.“metaphysical science or study of being,” 1660s (Gideon Harvey), from Modern Latin ontologia (c.1600), from onto- + -logy.

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