pre|ter|nat|u|ral

pre|ter|nat|u|ral
pre|ter|nat|u|ral «PREE tuhr NACH uhr uhl, -NACH ruhl», adjective.
1. out of the ordinary course of nature; abnormal; exceptional; unusual: »

preternatural keenness of sight (W. H. Hudson).

2. due to something above or beyond nature; supernatural: »

Eglinton Wood—a place well noted from ancient times for preternatural appearances (John Galt).

[< Medieval Latin praeternaturalis < Latin praeter nātūram (praeterque fātum) beyond nature (and beyond fate) < praeter- beyond + nātūra nature]
pre´ter|nat´u|ral|ly, adverb.
pre´ter|nat´u|ral|ness, noun.

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  • pre´ter|nat´u|ral|ly — pre|ter|nat|u|ral «PREE tuhr NACH uhr uhl, NACH ruhl», adjective. 1. out of the ordinary course of nature; abnormal; exceptional; unusual: »preternatural keenness of sight (W. H. Hudson). 2. due to something above or beyond nature; supernatural:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre´ter|nat´u|ral|ness — pre|ter|nat|u|ral «PREE tuhr NACH uhr uhl, NACH ruhl», adjective. 1. out of the ordinary course of nature; abnormal; exceptional; unusual: »preternatural keenness of sight (W. H. Hudson). 2. due to something above or beyond nature; supernatural:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre|ter|nat|u|ral|ism — «PREE tuhr NACH uhr uh LIHZ uhm, NACH ruh LIHZ », noun. 1. preternatural character or condition. 2. the recognition of the preternatural …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre·ter·nat·u·ral — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ter — ter; ter·a·con·ic; ter·a·cryl·ic; ter·a·glin; ter·aph; ter·as; ter·a·tism; ter·a·to·genesis; ter·a·to·gen·ic; ter·a·to·log·i·cal; ter·a·tol·o·gist; ter·a·tol·o·gy; ter·a·to·ma; ter·a·to·sis; ter·bi·um; ter·centennial; ter·centesimal; ter·ce·ron;… …   English syllables

  • nat — ag·nat·ic; ag·nat·i·cal·ly; aleu·ro·nat; al·ter·nat; al·ter·nat·ing·ly; an·nat·to; ap·la·nat; ap·la·nat·ic; as·sig·nat; ben·zoi·nat·ed; cog·nat·ic; cor·o·nat·ed; cre·nat·ed; des·ig·nat·able; det·o·nat·abil·i·ty; det·o·nat·able; dom·i·nat·ing·ly;… …   English syllables

  • ral — ac·ral; ad·e·no·neu·ral; ad·lit·to·ral; ad·mi·ral; am·bu·lac·ral; amo·ral·i·ty; am·phi·crib·ral; am·y·ral·dism; au·gu·ral; au·ral; au·ro·ral; ba·su·ral; bed·ral; blas·to·po·ral; bleph·a·ral; cae·su·ral; cap·ral·de·hyde; chap·ar·ral; chlo·ral;… …   English syllables

  • preternatural — pre·ter·nat·u·ral …   English syllables

  • preternaturally — pre·ter·nat·u·ral·ly …   English syllables

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