parapsychology

noun
para·psy·chol·o·gy | \ ˌper-ə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkä-lə-jē , 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)

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parapsychological \ˌper-ə-ˌsī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌpa-rə- \ adjective
parapsychologist \ˌper-ə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkä-lə-jist, ˌpa-rə- \ noun

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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: Bill Frisell and ‘Body Snatchers’," 13 June 2018 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: Bill Frisell and ‘Body Snatchers’," 13 June 2018 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: Bill Frisell and ‘Body Snatchers’," 13 June 2018 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: Bill Frisell and ‘Body Snatchers’," 13 June 2018 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: Bill Frisell and ‘Body Snatchers’," 13 June 2018 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: Bill Frisell and ‘Body Snatchers’," 13 June 2018 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: Bill Frisell and ‘Body Snatchers’," 13 June 2018 Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: ‘Idle Hands,’ ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Rumble Fish’," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of parapsychology

1925, in the meaning defined above

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parapsychology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parapsychology

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

parapsychology

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