paranormal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

para- (above, beyond; abnormal) +‎ normal; compare supernatural.

Adjective[edit]

paranormal (comparative more paranormal, superlative most paranormal)

  1. That (ostensibly) cannot be explained by what scientists know; supernatural; especially of or pertaining to ghosts, spirits, and hypothesized abilities like telepathy.
    • 2013, JoAnn Myers, Wicked Intentions[1]:
      “We who study the paranormal always hope for strong readings with our equipment,” explains Nancy.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

paranormal (plural paranormals)

  1. A person to whom paranormal powers are attributed.
  2. (with "the") Paranormal phenomena collectively, or as a field of study.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

para- +‎ normal

Adjective[edit]

paranormal (masculine and feminine plural paranormals)

  1. paranormal

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

para- +‎ normal

Adjective[edit]

paranormal (feminine singular paranormale, masculine plural paranormaux, feminine plural paranormales)

  1. paranormal

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpaʀanɔʁˈmaːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective[edit]

paranormal (not comparable)

  1. paranormal

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

para- +‎ normal

Adjective[edit]

paranormal m or f (plural paranormais, comparable)

  1. paranormal

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • paranormal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From para- +‎ normal.

Adjective[edit]

paranormal (plural paranormales)

  1. paranormal

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

paranormal (not comparable)

  1. paranormal

Declension[edit]

Inflection of paranormal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular paranormal
Neuter singular paranormalt
Plural paranormala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 paranormale
All paranormala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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