adjective para·nor·mal \ˌpa-rə-ˈnr-məl, ˈpa-rə-ˌ\

: very strange and not able to be explained by what scientists know about nature and the world

Full Definition of PARANORMAL

:  not scientifically explainable :  supernatural
paranormal noun
para·nor·mal·i·ty \ˌpa-rə-ˌnr-ˈma-lə-tē\ noun
para·nor·mal·ly \-ˈnr-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of PARANORMAL

  1. <there are rumors that the old deserted mansion is the site of paranormal activity>

First Known Use of PARANORMAL

circa 1920

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with PARANORMAL

Medical Dictionary


adjective para·nor·mal \ˌpar-ə-ˈnr-məl\

Medical Definition of PARANORMAL

:  not understandable in terms of known scientific laws and phenomena <experiments in paranormal cognition of drawings—Psychological Abstracts>
para·nor·mal·ly \-ē\ adverb


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