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paranormal

[-nôr′məl]
Etymology: Gk, para + L, normalis, rule
pertaining to phenomena that cannot be explained by normal scientific investigation.

paranormal

adjective Pertaining or relating to phenomena (e.g., clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, telepathy) which are not explained by natural laws and principles of the physical universe.

paranormal

(pa-ra-nor-mal)
1. Pert. to experiences that are not explainable scientifically. See: extrasensory perception;
2. Moderately abnormal.

paranormal,

adj 1. outside the realm of normal experience or scientific explanation.
n 2. collective term for anomalous phenomena.
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Paranormality is a highly selective popular scientific treatment of psychological and parapsychological research as seen from a skeptic's perspective.
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long discussions defending the paranormality of many individual events and phenomena, particularly in the Scole case.
Fontana provides long discussions evaluating the pros and cons in cases of physical mediumship that have aroused much controversy, such as that of Mina Crandon ("Margery") or of Helen Duncan, and long discussions defending the paranormality of many individual events and phenomena, particularly in the Scole case.