paranormal

adjective para·nor·mal \ ˌper-ə-ˈnȯr-məl , ˌpa-rə- ; ˈper-ə-ˌnȯr- , ˈpa-rə- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of paranormal

: not scientifically explainable : supernatural

paranormal

noun

paranormality

play \ˌper-ə-ˌnȯr-ˈma-lə-tē, ˌpa-rə-\ noun

paranormally

play \ˌper-ə-ˈnȯr-mə-lē, ˌpa-rə-; ˈper-ə-ˌnȯr-, ˈpa-rə-\ adverb

Examples of paranormal in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of paranormal

1905



PARANORMAL Defined for English Language Learners

paranormal

adjective

Definition of paranormal for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

paranormal

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

medical Definition of paranormal

: not understandable in terms of known scientific laws and phenomena
  • experiments in paranormal cognition of drawings
  • Psychological Abstracts

paranormally

play \\ adverb

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