any of various methods, theories, or systems, as astrology, psychokinesis, or clairvoyance, considered as having no scientific basis.
- pseu·do·sci·en·tif·ic [soo-doh-sahy-uhn-tif-ik], /ˌsu doʊˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/, adjective
- pseu·do·sci·en·tif·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·sci·en·tist, noun
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How to use pseudoscience in a sentence
Reinhart & Rogoff were not gripped by the pseudo-science-economics that has ensnared so many on the right.
He was a believer in astrology, and laid this pseudo-science also under contribution in the interpretation of Holy Writ.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
Astrology is the typical example of pseudo-science in medicine.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
Conscious intuition stimulates scientific research, while pseudo-science closes the door to inductive research.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy | Joseph Dietzgen
But he also practised the pseudo-science of astrology, and drew a horoscope of favorable and unfavorable hours of the day.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
The greatest theologians contributed to the welter of unreason from which this pseudo-science was developed.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom | Andrew Dickson White
British Dictionary definitions for pseudoscience
a discipline or approach that pretends to be or has a close resemblance to science
- pseudoscientific, adjective
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Cultural definitions for pseudoscience
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