pataphysics

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French pataphysique, where it was coined by author Alfred Jarry from a pun deriving from the Ancient Greek title of a work by Aristotle; see pataphysique for more.

Noun[edit]

pataphysics (uncountable)

  1. An absurdist philosophy or pseudoscience studying things "beyond" metaphysics.

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