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supernaturalism

[soo-per-nach-er-uh-liz-uh m, -nach-ruh-liz-uh m] /ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əˌlɪz əm, -ˈnætʃ rəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
supernatural character or agency.
2.
belief in the doctrine of supernatural or divine agency as manifested in the world, in human events, religious revelation, etc.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; supernatural + -ism
Related forms
supernaturalist, noun, adjective
supernaturalistic, adjective
antisupernaturalism, noun
antisupernaturalist, noun, adjective
antisupernaturalistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antisupernaturalist

supernaturalism

/ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəlɪzəm; -ˈnætʃərə-/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being supernatural
2.
a supernatural agency, the effects of which are felt to be apparent in this world
3.
belief in supernatural forces or agencies as producing effects in this world
Derived Forms
supernaturalist, noun, adjective
supernaturalistic, adjective
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Encyclopedia Article for antisupernaturalist

supernaturalism

a belief in an otherworldly realm or reality that, in one way or another, is commonly associated with all forms of religion.

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