parapsychology [ par- uh-sahy- kol- uh-jee ] SHOW IPA / ˌpær ə saɪˈkɒl ə dʒi / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun the branch of psychology that deals with the investigation of purportedly psychic phenomena, as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, telepathy, and the like. Related forms par·a·psy·cho·log·i·cal, adjective par·a·psy·chol·o·gist, noun
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He knows all about
parapsychology, he had all the references, all the terms, all without me giving them to him.
The Psionics and
Parapsychology people weren't the only delegation to reach Blanley that day.
You are then, ah, presenting yourself as an authority on
"I'm beginning to, since I've been talking to these Psionics and
Parapsychology people," he laughed.
He described the interview with the Psionics and
If I had asked you to attend an experiment in
parapsychology, you'd have agreed at once. British Dictionary definitions for parapsychology noun the study of mental phenomena, such as telepathy, which are beyond the scope of normal physical explanation Derived Forms parapsychological ( ˌpærəsaɪkəˈlɒʒɪk), əl adjective parapsychologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for parapsychology n. The study of extrasensory perception, such as telepathy, psychokinesis, and clairvoyance. Related forms par′a•psy′cho•log ( ′i•cal -sī′kə-lŏj) ′ĭ-kəl adj.
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Culture definitions for parapsychology parapsychology [ (par-uh-seye- kol-uh-jee) ]
The study of
extrasensory perception (ESP), communications with the dead, telekinesis (using mental energy to cause distant objects to move), and other mental phenomena that have not been explained or accepted by scientists. ( See psychic research.)
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