Definition of Divination
(noun) The art and practice of using supernatural power to foresee the future or answer a question.
Example of Divination
- Scrying, looking into something such as a crystal ball to aid in divination.
- American English – /div-uh-nAY-shuhn/
- British English – /div-i-nAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌdɪvəˈneɪʃən/
- British English – /dɪvɪˈneɪʃən/
- Plural: divinations
- A (noun) diviner (verb) divines the future and provides (adjective) divinatory information.
- belief system
- personified supernatural force
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “divination.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/divination/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
divination. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/divination/
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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
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