paranormal

[ par-uh-nawr-muh l ]
/ ˌpær əˈnɔr məl /

adjective

of or relating to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.

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Origin of paranormal

First recorded in 1915–20; para-1 + normal

OTHER WORDS FROM paranormal

par·a·nor·mal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for paranormal

paranormal
/ (ˌpærəˈnɔːməl) /

adjective

beyond normal explanation

noun

the paranormal paranormal happenings generally
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