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pseudoscience

[ soo-doh-sahy-uhns ]
/ ˌsu doʊˈsaɪ əns /
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noun
any of various methods, theories, or systems, as astrology, psychokinesis, or clairvoyance, considered as having no scientific basis.
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Origin of pseudoscience

First recorded in 1835–45; pseudo- + science

OTHER WORDS FROM pseudoscience

pseu·do·sci·en·tif·ic [soo-doh-sahy-uhn-tif-ik], /ˌsu doʊˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/, adjectivepseu·do·sci·en·tif·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·sci·en·tist, noun
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How to use pseudoscience in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pseudoscience

pseudoscience
/ (ˌsjuːdəʊˈsaɪəns) /

noun
a discipline or approach that pretends to be or has a close resemblance to science

Derived forms of pseudoscience

pseudoscientific, adjective
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Cultural definitions for pseudoscience

pseudoscience
[ (sooh-doh-seye-uhns) ]

A system of theories or assertions about the natural world that claim or appear to be scientific but that, in fact, are not. For example, astronomy is a science, but astrology is generally viewed as a pseudoscience.

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