pseudoscience

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

Origin:
1835–45; pseudo- + science

pseudoscientific [soo-doh-sahy-uhn-tif-ik] , adjective
pseudoscientifically, adverb
pseudoscientist, noun
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pseudoscience (ˌsjuːdəʊˈsaɪəns)
 
n
a discipline or approach that pretends to be or has a close resemblance to science
 
pseudoscien'tific
 
adj

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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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Many forms of food faddism are supported by pseudoscientific claims.
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