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Definition of "geomancy" [ge•o•man•cy]

  • Divination by means of lines and figures or by geographic features. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "geomancy" in a sentence
  • "They also believed lodestones to be an important factor in geomancy, otherwise known as feng shui"
  • "The term feng shui, which translates literally as “wind and water,” refers to what Westerners call geomancy—the placement and location of buildings, man-made structures, and interior objects so as to harmonize with and benefit from the surrounding natural environment."
  • "Another extension of Yin and Yang is found in Chinese geomancy, known as feng-shui, literally ‘wind and water’."