parapsychology

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

Definition of parapsychology

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

parapsychological

play \ˌper-ə-ˌsī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective

parapsychologist

play \ˌper-ə-(ˌ)sī-ˈkä-lə-jist, ˌpa-rə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of parapsychology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1925


PARAPSYCHOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

parapsychology

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

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 Dictionary

parapsychology

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

Medical Definition of parapsychology

plural

parapsychologies

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


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