- a sacramental rite.
- Eucharist (def. 1).
- ancient religions that admitted candidates by secret rites and rituals the meaning of which was known only to initiated worshipers.
- any rites or secrets known only to those initiated: the mysteries of Freemasonry.
- (in the Christian religion) the Eucharistic elements.
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Yet, only when we understand how it works—and that is still a mystery—will we be able to tune its behavior and start developing it into a technology.This ‘Quantum Brain’ Would Mimic Our Own to Speed Up AI|Shelly Fan|February 9, 2021|Singularity Hub
The most challenging part was getting all those edge cases right, particularly when there were repeated letters in one of your guesses or in the mystery word itself.Can You Randomly Move The Tower?|Zach Wissner-Gross|February 5, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The identity and social standing of the mud-wrapped individual remains a mystery.An ancient Egyptian mummy was wrapped in an unusual mud shell|Maria Temming|February 3, 2021|Science News
Volunteering to take a mystery shot for science can definitely give parents and teens pause.Five questions about COVID-19 vaccine trials in teens, answered|Bethany Brookshire|February 1, 2021|Science News For Students
Much of shorting’s mystery comes from its complicated mechanics.Shorting stocks is a 400-year old practice|Oliver Staley|January 31, 2021|Quartz
But the real mystery and injustice came from Brooke being essentially written out of the history of the civil rights movement.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The fate of AirAsia Flight 8501 and the 162 souls on board is a tragedy, but it will not remain a mystery for much longer.Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes?|Clive Irving|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So far, the mystery man in the morgue has not been identified, and neither has Mr. Douli.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Due to the video lacking audio, what they were fighting about remains a mystery—“was Jay cheating?”Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But his motives for shooting John Paul II have remained a mystery shrouded in multiple conspiracy theories.Pope-Shooter Ali Agca’s Very Weird Vatican Visit|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The sudden pall of darkness in this strange house of mystery was just a tiny bit awesome.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
At last the report of several rifles from the island of trees gave us a clue to the mystery.