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divination

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noun div·i·na·tion \ˌdi-və-ˈnā-shən\

Simple Definition of divination

  • : the practice of using signs (such as an arrangement of tea leaves or cards) or special powers to predict the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of divination

  1. 1 :  the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers

  2. 2 :  unusual insight :  intuitive perception

divinatory

play \də-ˈvi-nə-ˌtȯr-ē, də-ˈvī-nə-, ˈdi-və-nə-\ adjective

Examples of divination in a sentence

  1. the art of reading tea leaves and other forms of divination

  2. <if her powers of divination are so great, why doesn't she know what the stock market will do?>



Origin and Etymology of divination

Middle English divinacioun, from Latin divination-, divinatio, from divinare


First Known Use: 14th century


DIVINATION Defined for Kids

divination

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noun div·i·na·tion \ˌdi-və-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of divination for Students

  1. :  the art or practice of using signs and omens or magic powers to foretell the future





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