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Magic vs. Spellwork

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  • Magic (noun)

    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 from 14th c.

  • Magic (noun)

    A specific ritual or procedure associated with such magic; a spell. from 14th c.

  • Magic (noun)

    The supernatural forces which are drawn on in such a ritual

  • Magic (noun)

    Something producing successful and remarkable results, especially when not fully understood; an enchanting quality; exceptional skill. from 17th c.

  • Magic (noun)

    A conjuring trick or illusion performed to give the appearance of supernatural phenomena or powers. from 19th c.

  • Magic (noun)

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

  • Magic (adjective)

    Having supernatural talents, properties or qualities attributed to magic. from 14th c.

    "a magic wand; a magic dragon"

  • Magic (adjective)

    Producing extraordinary results, as though through the use of magic; wonderful, amazing. from 17th c.

    "a magic moment"

  • Magic (adjective)

    Pertaining to conjuring tricks or illusions performed for entertainment etc. from 19th c.

    "a magic show; a magic trick"

  • Magic (adjective)

    Great; excellent. from 20th c.

    "— I cleaned up the flat while you were out. — Really? Magic!"

  • Magic (adjective)

    Describing the number of nucleons in a particularly stable isotopic nucleus; 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, and 184. from 20th c.

  • Magic (adjective)

    Being a literal number or string value with no meaning or context, not defined as a constant or variable from 20th c.

    "The code is full of magic numbers and we can't figure out what they mean."

  • Magic (verb)

    To produce, transform (something), (as if) by magic. from 20th c.

  • Spellwork (noun)

    Any magical practice involving creating or casting spells, especially new enchantments or spells which are intricate or complex.

  • Spellwork (noun)

    The constituting such a formulation; the inner workings or structure of a spell.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Magic (noun)

    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.

  • Magic (noun)

    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.

  • Magic (adjective)

    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.

  • Magic (adjective)

    Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery; as, a magical spell.

  • Spellwork (noun)

    Power or effect of magic; that which is wrought by magic; enchantment.

Webster Dictionary
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Princeton's WordNet

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