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Thursday, May 13, 1999

Definitions for thaumaturgy

  1. The performance of miracles or magic.

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Citations for thaumaturgy
Of course, none of these improbable meetings ever took place in reality. But within the realm of showbiz thaumaturgy, they're perfectly acceptable examples of latter-day digital compositing, wherein it's possible to have anything share a frame of film or video with practically anything else. John Voland, Variety
There was ever a cautious hesitancy on the part of the clergy to recognize evidence of thaumaturgy, and the superstitious use of relics. John Mcgurk, Contemporary Review
Origin of thaumaturgy
1720-1730
Thaumaturgy comes from the Greek words for "wonder" (thauma) and "work" (ergon). A practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturgist or thaumaturge.
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