from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to ontology.
  • adjective Of or relating to essence or the nature of being.
  • adjective Of or relating to the argument for the existence of God holding that the existence of the concept of God entails the existence of God.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to ontology; of the nature of ontology; metaphysical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to ontology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to, ontology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to ontology


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