Definition of parapsychology
: a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis)
parapsychologicalplay \ˌper-ə-ˌsī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective
parapsychologistplay \ˌper-ə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkä-lə-jist, ˌpa-rə-\ noun
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Princeton University has a parapsychology unit devoted to investigating things like ESP and telekinesis.
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Origin and Etymology of parapsychology
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1925
PARAPSYCHOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parapsychology for English Language Learners
: the scientific study of events that cannot be explained by what scientists know about nature and the world
Medical Definition of parapsychology
: a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis)
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