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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.
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paranormal

(pa-ra-nor-mal)
1. Pert. to experiences that are not explainable scientifically. See: extrasensory perception;
2. Moderately abnormal.
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TARGET: In a test of ESP, the object or event that the percipient attempts to identify through information paranormally acquired: in a test of PK, the physical system, or a prescribed outcome thereof, that the subject attempts to influence or bring about.
TRIAL: An experimentally defined smallest unit of measurement in a test of psi: in a test of ESP, it is usually associated with the attempt to gain information paranormally about a single target; in a test of PK, it is usually defined in terms of the single events to be influenced.
These findings were replicated even when paranormally oriented items were omitted from the UE scale, F(5,197) = 8.69, p < .001, adjusted [R.sup.2] = .16.UE-M: partial r(196) = .32, p < .01, beta = .38; age, partial r = .25, p < .01, beta = .24.
Moreover, we can begin to explore the communicative skills through which psychic practitioners demonstrate their paranormally acquired knowledge and through which, in consultations with sitters or audiences, that information is ratified, negotiated, contested, rejected, and amended.
This is not the only way in which psychic practitioners can demonstrate paranormally acquired knowledge, but it is a recurrent and generic feature of psychics' discourse.
Tyrrell argued that paranormally acquired information was brought to conscious awareness by "mediating vehicles" such as dreams, hallucinations, or mental images.