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Paranormal vs. Supernatural

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Paranormaladjective

That (ostensibly) cannot be explained by what scientists know; supernatural; especially of or pertaining to ghosts, spirits, and hypothesized abilities like telepathy.

Supernaturaladjective

Above nature; beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by a deity or some force beyond that which humans are born with.

‘In Roman Catholic theology, sanctifying grace is considered to be a supernatural addition to human nature.’; ‘Stephen King's first novel is about a girl named Carrie dealing with supernatural powers.’;

Paranormalnoun

A person to whom paranormal powers are attributed

Supernaturaladjective

Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all.

‘The house is haunted by supernatural forces.’;

Paranormalnoun

(with "the") Paranormal phenomena collectively, or as a field of study

Supernaturalnoun

(countable) A supernatural being

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Paranormal

Of or pertaining to parapsychology; pertaining to forces or mental processes, such as extrasensory perception or psychokinesis, outside the possibilities defined by natural or scientific laws; as, paranormal phenomena.

Supernaturalnoun

(uncountable) Supernatural beings and events collectively when used with definite article: "the supernatural"

Paranormaladjective

seemingly outside normal sensory channels

Supernaturaladjective

Being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous.

‘That is supernatural, whether it be, that is either not in the chain of natural cause and effect, or which acts on the chain of cause and effect in nature, from without the chain.’; ‘We must not view creation as supernatural, but we do look upon it as miraculous.’;

Paranormaladjective

not in accordance with scientific laws;

‘what seemed to be paranormal manifestations’;

Supernaturalnoun

supernatural forces and events and beings collectively;

‘She doesn't believe in the supernatural’;

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Paranormaladjective

denoting events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding

‘an investigator of the paranormal’; ‘a mystic who can prove he has paranormal powers’;

Supernaturaladjective

not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material;

‘supernatural forces and occurrences and beings’;

Paranormal

Paranormal events are purported phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described as beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding. Notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to extrasensory perception (for example, telepathy), spiritualism and the pseudosciences of ghost hunting, cryptozoology, and ufology.Proposals regarding the paranormal are different from scientific hypotheses or speculations extrapolated from scientific evidence because scientific ideas are grounded in empirical observations and experimental data gained through the scientific method.

Supernaturaladjective

(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature

‘a supernatural being’;

Supernaturaladjective

unnaturally or extraordinarily great

‘a woman of supernatural beauty’;

Supernaturalnoun

manifestations or events considered to be of supernatural origin, such as ghosts

‘a frightening manifestation of the supernatural’;

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Supernatural

The supernatural encompasses supposed phenomena or entities that are not subject to the laws of nature. It is derived from Medieval Latin supernaturalis, from Latin super- (above, beyond, or outside of) + natura (nature ).

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