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Definition of Supernatural

(adjective) Beyond the natural or unexplainable by ordinary terms.

Example of Supernatural

  • ghosts

Supernatural Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈˌsupərˈnætʃ(ə)rəl/
    • British English
      • /ˌsuːpəˈnatʃ(ə)rəl/
      • /ˌsjuːpəˈnatʃ(ə)rəl/
      • /ˌsuːpəˈnatʃ(ə)rl̩/
      • /ˌsjuːpəˈnatʃ(ə)rl̩/
  • Syllabification: (su·per·nat·u·ral)

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Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Cite the Definition of Supernatural

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “supernatural.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/supernatural/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

supernatural. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/supernatural/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “supernatural.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/supernatural/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“supernatural.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 15 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/supernatural/>.