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Magic vs. Miracle — What's the Difference?

Magic vs. Miracle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Magic and Miracle

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Magic

The power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces
Suddenly, as if by magic, the doors start to open
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Miracle

A miracle is an event that seems inexplicable by natural or scientific laws. In various religions, a phenomenon that is characterized as miraculous is often attributed to the actions of a supernatural being (especially a deity), magic, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader.
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Magic

Having or apparently having supernatural powers
A magic wand
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Miracle

An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God.
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Magic

Wonderful; exciting
It was a great time, magic
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Miracle

One that excites admiring awe; a wonderful or amazing event, act, person, or thing.
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Magic

Move, change, or create by or as if by magic
He must have been magicked out of the car at the precise second it exploded
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Miracle

A miracle play.
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Magic

The art or practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature.
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Miracle

An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin.
Many religious beliefs are based on miracles.
An example of a miracle associated with Muhammad is the splitting of the moon.
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Magic

The charms, spells, and rituals so used.
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Miracle

A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it.
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Magic

The exercise of sleight of hand or conjuring, as in making something seem to disappear, for entertainment.
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Miracle

An awesome and exceptional example of something
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Magic

A mysterious quality of enchantment
"For me the names of those men breathed the magic of the past" (Max Beerbohm).
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Miracle

(transitive) To affect by a miracle; to work a miracle upon.
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Magic

Of, relating to, or invoking the supernatural
"stubborn unlaid ghost / That breaks his magic chains at curfew time" (John Milton).
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Miracle

A wonder or wonderful thing.
That miracle and queen of genus.
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Magic

Possessing distinctive qualities that produce unaccountable or baffling effects.
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Miracle

An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed.
They considered not the miracle of the loaves.
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Magic

To produce, alter, or cause by or as if by magic
"Intelligent warm-hearted Gertrude had magicked him into happiness" (Iris Murdoch).
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Miracle

A miracle play.
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Magic

To cause to disappear by or as if by magic. Used with away
His shoes had been magicked away in the night.
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Miracle

A story or legend abounding in miracles.
When said was all this miracle.
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Magic

The application of rituals or actions, especially those based on occult knowledge, to subdue or manipulate natural or supernatural beings and forces in order to have some benefit from them.
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Miracle

To make wonderful.
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Magic

A specific ritual or procedure associated with such magic; a spell.
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Miracle

Any amazing or wonderful occurrence
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Magic

The supernatural forces which are drawn on in such a ritual.
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Miracle

A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of God
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Magic

Something producing successful and remarkable results, especially when not fully understood; an enchanting quality; exceptional skill.
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Magic

Complicated or esoteric code that is not expected to be generally understood.
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Magic

A conjuring trick or illusion performed to give the appearance of supernatural phenomena or powers.
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Magic

The art or practice of performing conjuring tricks and illusions.
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Magic

Having supernatural talents, properties or qualities attributed to magic.
A magic wand
A magic dragon
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Magic

Producing extraordinary results, as though through the use of magic.
A magic moment
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Magic

Pertaining to conjuring tricks or illusions performed for entertainment etc.
A magic show
A magic trick
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Magic

(colloquial) Great; excellent.
I cleaned up the flat while you were out. —Really? Magic!
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Magic

(physics) Describing the number of nucleons in a particularly stable isotopic nucleus; 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, and 184.
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Magic

(programming) Being a literal number or string value with no meaning or context, not defined as a constant or variable
The code is full of magic numbers and we can't figure out what they mean.
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Magic

(transitive) To produce, transform (something), (as if) by magic.
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Magic

A comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc.
An appearance made by some magic.
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Magic

The art of creating illusions which appear to the observer to be inexplicable except by some supernatural influence; it includes simple sleight of hand (legerdemain) as well as more elaborate stage magic, using special devices constructed to produce mystifying effects; as, the magic of David Copperfield. It is practised as an entertainment, by magicians who do not pretend to have supernatural powers.
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Magic

Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.
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Magic

Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery; as, a magical spell.
The painter's magic skill.
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Magic

Any art that invokes supernatural powers
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Magic

An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
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Magic

Possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers;
Charming incantations
Magic signs that protect against adverse influence
A magical spell
'tis now the very witching time of night
Wizard wands
Wizardly powers
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