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parapsychology

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noun para·psy·chol·o·gy \ˌpa-rə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of parapsychology

  • : the scientific study of events that cannot be explained by what scientists know about nature and the world

Full Definition of parapsychology

  1. :  a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis)

para·psy·cho·log·i·cal play \-ˌsī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
para·psy·chol·o·gist play \-(ˌ)sī-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of parapsychology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1925


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parapsychology

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noun para·psy·chol·o·gy \ˌpar-ə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of parapsychology

plural para·psy·chol·o·gies

  1. :  a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis)




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