Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exceeding or going beyond the purely physical.
  • adj. Not explained by known physical laws; preternatural or supernatural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Above or beyond physics; not explainable by physical laws.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Above or beyond physics; not explainable by physical laws.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Superorganic; independent of or not explicable by physical laws of the organism; psychical; spiritual.

Etymologies

super- +‎ physical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And withal, as he lounged in the fire-light, dreamily turning his love-letter, he had a sort of superphysical beauty, reflected of the glow that many waters cannot quench.

    Judith of the Plains

  • For from the physical, as much as from the superphysical aspect the nerve-system represents the 'dry' part, and the metabolic system the 'moist' part of man's being.

    Man or Matter

  • A mere continuation of this path could lead to nothing but a loss of all connexion between the plant's superphysical and physical component parts.

    Man or Matter

  • Accordingly, everything combined to suggest to Crookes that here, if anywhere, he was at the boundary between the physical and the superphysical worlds.

    Man or Matter

  • It is only by its interactions with gravity that levity brings about events in the physical world-events, however, which are themselves partly of a physical, partly of a superphysical kind.

    Man or Matter

  • Normally a definite spiritual type co-ordinates the dynamic functions present in the superphysical sphere of nature in the manner required to give the plant-organism its appropriate form.

    Man or Matter

  • In the midst of his many interests and activities, Crookes was filled from his youth with a longing to find by empirical means the bridge leading from the world of physical effects to that of superphysical causes.

    Man or Matter

  • The ego, the superphysical conscious and reasoning entity should rule its material body, its temporary vehicle.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

  • My guru was reluctant to discuss the superphysical realms.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • In this I am not speaking of the bodily child which springs from the love of its parents, but of the superphysical entity created by the perfect union in love of man and woman.

    Married Love: or, Love in Marriage

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