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Meaning of "preternaturalism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRETERNATURALISM

preternaturalism  [ˌpriːtəˈnætʃərəlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRETERNATURALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Preternaturalism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRETERNATURALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

preternaturalism

Preternatural

The preternatural or praeternatural is that which appears outside or beside the natural. In contrast to the supernatural, preternatural phenomena are presumed to have natural explanations that are unknown. It is "suspended between the mundane and the miraculous". In theology, the term is often used to distinguish marvels or deceptive trickery, often attributed to witchcraft or demons, from the purely divine power of the genuinely supernatural to violate the laws of nature. In the early modern period the term was used by scientists to refer to abnormalities and strange phenomena of various kinds that seemed to depart from the norms of nature.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRETERNATURALISM


amoralism
ˌeɪˈmɒrəlɪzəm
anti-imperialism
ˌæntɪɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪzəm
antiliberalism
ˌæntɪˈlɪbərəlɪzəm
bicameralism
baɪˈkæmərəlɪzəm
biculturalism
baɪˈkʌltʃərəlɪzəm
bilateralism
ˌbaɪˈlætərəlɪzəm
bilingualism
baɪˈlɪŋɡwəlɪzəm
cerebralism
səˈriːbrəlɪzəm
commensalism
kəˈmɛnsəlɪzəm
exceptionalism
ɪkˈsɛpʃənəlɪzəm
factionalism
ˈfækʃənəlɪzəm
herbalism
ˈhɜːbəlɪzəm
hyperrealism
ˌhaɪpəˈrɪəlɪzəm
illiberalism
ɪlˈlɪbərəlɪzəm
ruralism
ˈrʊərəlɪzəm
spiralism
ˈspaɪərəlɪzəm
supernaturalism
ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəlɪzəm
triumphalism
traɪˈʌmfəlɪzəm
unicameralism
ˌjuːnɪˈkæmərəlɪzəm
unilateralism
ˈjuːnɪˈlætərəlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRETERNATURALISM

preterhuman
preterist
preterit
preterite
preteriteness
preterition
preteritive
preterm
preterminal
pretermination
pretermission
pretermit
pretermitted
pretermitter
pretermitting
preternatural
preternaturality
preternaturally
preternaturalness
preterperfect

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRETERNATURALISM

brutalism
capitalism
citizen journalism
colonialism
formalism
imperialism
individualism
journalism
liberalism
literalism
materialism
metabolism
minimalism
nationalism
Orientalism
photojournalism
professionalism
realism
socialism
surrealism
vandalism

Synonyms and antonyms of preternaturalism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «preternaturalism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRETERNATURALISM

Find out the translation of preternaturalism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of preternaturalism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «preternaturalism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

preternaturalism
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

preternaturalism
570 millions of speakers

English

preternaturalism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

preternaturalism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

preternaturalism
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

preternaturalism
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

preternaturalism
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

preternaturalism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

preternaturalism
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Preternaturalisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

preternaturalism
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

preternaturalism
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

preternaturalism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Preternaturalism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

preternaturalism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

preternaturalism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूर्वकल्पना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

preternaturalism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

preternaturalism
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

preternaturalism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

preternaturalism
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

preternaturalism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

preternaturalism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

preternaturalism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

preternaturalism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

preternaturalism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of preternaturalism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRETERNATURALISM»

The term «preternaturalism» is normally little used and occupies the 142.470 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRETERNATURALISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «preternaturalism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «preternaturalism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about preternaturalism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRETERNATURALISM»

Discover the use of preternaturalism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to preternaturalism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Civilization in the United States: First and Last ...
It deals, indeed, with personages and words which have an indestructible and inexhaustible truth and salutariness ; but it is rooted and grounded in preternaturalism, it can receive those personages and those words only on conditions of ...
Matthew Arnold, 2007
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The Synonym Finder
3. enigmaticalness, mysteriousness, inscrutability, inscrutableness, inexplicability , unexplainableness; su- pernaturalism, preternaturalism, otherworldliness; mysticism, spiritualism, occultness. myth, n. 1. legend, tale, tradition, old wives' tale, ...
Jerome Irving Rodale, 1978
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The Twentieth Century
It deals, indeed, with personages and words which have an indestructible and inexhaustible truth and salutariness; but it is rooted and grounded in preternaturalism, it can receive those personages and those words only on conditions of ...
‎1882
4
Five uncollected essays
It deals, indeed, with personages and words which have an indestructible and inexhaustible truth and salutari- ness ; but it is rooted and grounded in preternaturalism, it can receive those personages and those words only on conditions of ...
Matthew Arnold, Kenneth Allott, 1953
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Fraser's Magazine
There is at the same time a number of persons, forming a sort of under-current in society, who are believers in all kinds of preternaturalism. These persons exhibit every degree of midsummer madness, from the cold ague-fit of moping ...
James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch, 1835
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Shakspeare and His Times
... by unhalloWed curiosity, and an eager irreligious desire of invading the secrets of another world, and so far gives credence. to the imputations which have stained the memory of its-author; for this play breathes not a poetic preternaturalism, ...
‎1843
7
Teaching and Understanding Pneumatology & Spiritual Gifts
... a theory dealing with the nature of the universe, and epistemology; the theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge) in society, Ayn Rand terms metaphysics as the “absolute” based on “human facts,” not superstition or preternaturalism.
Elijah Dunbar
8
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: Collected poetry
But though it wanted only a touch to tip you into preternaturalism about these things, these things really were only natural things. They were not only natural, they were almost unnaturally simple. I sup- pose there never was quite so simple a ...
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1986
9
James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a ...
The preternaturalism which Tieck had conceived ofas meta— phor had become for too many limited imaginations an end in itself. Likewise, Goethe's great drama had been similarly misunderstood, its audacity too strong for timid English minds  ...
Ciaran Brady, 2013
10
G. K. Chesterton's Collection [ 5 Books ]:
That's where you all split; it'snaturalto believe in the supernatural. It never feels natural to accept only natural things. Butthough it wantedonly atouch totipyou into preternaturalism about these things,these things reallywere only natural things.
G. K. Chesterton, 2011

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRETERNATURALISM»

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'Lost Angel' (1943)/ 'Our Vines Have Tender Grapes' (1945)
Her general preternaturalism made her effectively emotional when required to burst into racking sobs or deliver a tear-stained restraint. «PopMatters, Mar 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Preternaturalism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/preternaturalism>. Apr 2020 ».
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