parapsychology

noun
para·​psy·​chol·​o·​gy | \ ˌper-ə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce parapsychology (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parapsychology

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

Other Words from parapsychology

parapsychological \ ˌper-​ə-​ˌsī-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce parapsychology (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adjective
parapsychologist \ ˌper-​ə-​(ˌ)sī-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce parapsychology (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of parapsychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At risk is the enormous, one-of-a-kind Eileen J. Garrett Library, a staggering archive of books, scholarly papers, photographs, letters and some 600 videos documenting the broad and complicated field of parapsychology in the 20th century. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy classic, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2021 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy classic, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2021 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy classic, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2021 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy classic, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2021 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy classic, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2021 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy classic, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2021 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy classic, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of parapsychology

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Parapsychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parapsychology. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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parapsychology

noun
para·​psy·​chol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpar-ə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkäl-ə-jē How to pronounce parapsychology (audio) \
plural parapsychologies

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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