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Wednesday, July 02, 2003

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
Thaumaturgy comes from the Greek words for "wonder" (thauma) and "work" (ergon). A practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturgist or thaumaturge.