[ div-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɪv əˈneɪ ʃən /
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the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
augury; prophecy: The divination of the high priest was fulfilled.
perception by intuition; instinctive foresight.
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Origin of divination
OTHER WORDS FROM divinationdi·vin·a·to·ry [dih-vin-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /dɪˈvɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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How to use divination in a sentence
The use of divinatory methods, with whatsoever intention and for whatever purpose, carries with it two suggestions.
These pictures respond to the divinatory meanings, which have been drawn from many sources.
It remains to give, also briefly, the divinatory significance allocated by the same art to the Trumps Major.
The consensus of divinatory meanings is on the side of change, as the cards do not deal especially with questions of money.
But intuition, even if apparently dormant, may be cultivated by practice in these divinatory processes.
British Dictionary definitions for divination
/ (ˌdɪvɪˈneɪʃən) /
the art, practice, or gift of discerning or discovering future events or unknown things, as though by supernatural powers
a presentiment or guess
Derived forms of divinationdivinatory (dɪˈvɪnətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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