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Definition of "parapsychology" [par•a•psy•chol•o•gy]

  • The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, that are inexplicable by science. (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 "parapsychology" in a sentence
  • "The word parapsychology was coined by German philosopher Max Dessoir, while still a student."
  • "We need to remember that what we call parapsychology today has a history that is far older than the scientific method we demand to verify it."
  • "In a recent very scholarly 843-page anthology titled The Nature of Consciousness I found in the index one trivial reference to the word parapsychology."