Definition of divination in English:

divination

noun

  • The practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.

    • ‘True, the essay is about divination practices, but the subject of the book is art.’
    • ‘However, I often get the feeling when I've done some sort of divination that now the future is set, and that's the way it is.’
    • ‘In terms of divination could it be that one is simply seeing the most probable of the outcomes?’
    • ‘It was her involvement in astronomy and astrology that purportedly aligned her with black magic and divination.’
    • ‘Do you include any form of divination in your daily practices?’
    • ‘Is this because many astrologers are still acting as if they are involved in an exercise in divination?’
    • ‘They are far simpler than tarot but have great power in both divination and practical magick.’
    • ‘I will get more in depth with what each divination is and how to use it, as follows.’
    • ‘It is also used as a type of divination and has been used in conjunction with astrology.’
    • ‘So what is the problem with divination and acting on the information it gives?’
    • ‘All such forms of divination seem to be based on sympathetic magic and cold reading.’
    • ‘Yet their principal gifts are those of the spirit, which include divination and clairvoyance.’
    • ‘In my view the question of time is central to the practice of divination.’
    • ‘Because the summertime is grand, I had the occasion to perform some situationalist divination into The Moon.’
    • ‘Another traditional use for key divination was to discover the sex of an expected child.’
    • ‘The art of divination is important in our everyday life whether we recognize it or not.’
    • ‘This conference aims to explore the nature of divination in relation to sacred knowledge and ritual practice.’
    • ‘There are many ways of performing divination related to the practice of various deities.’
    • ‘He then took a step which is far more like an act of divination than science.’
    • ‘In this area of the world, being narrowly missed by a lightning bolt gives one the ability to perform divination.’
    fortune telling, divining, foretelling the future, forecasting the future, prophecy, prediction, soothsaying, augury
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin divinatio(n-), from divinare ‘predict’ (see divine).

Pronunciation

divination

/ˌdivəˈnāSH(ə)n//ˌdɪvəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/