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Definition of "divination" []

  • The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency. (noun)
  • An inspired guess or presentiment. (noun)
  • Something that has been divined. (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 "divination" in a sentence
  • "Myomancy (divination from the movements of mice) and other divination terms."
  • "More to the point, however, no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant's promotional efforts in publicizing her close encounters with these spirits which fostered the home's reputation in the community."
  • "IMHO, any religion that starts out with the idea that Hebrews migrated to North America in 600 B.C. and that its essential truths were uncovered by some guy in upstate New York in the 1820's by deciphering buried golden tablets written in Egyptian (which are now, tragically, not available for inspection) using divination is right up there with the, er, imaginative stylings of L. Ron Hubbard."