Definition of parascience in US English:

parascience

noun

  • The field of study concerned with phenomena assumed to be beyond the scope of scientific inquiry, or for which no scientific explanation exists. Also: a subject, method, etc., purporting to be scientific but regarded as unorthodox or unacceptable by the scientific community; an ‘alternative’ science.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Mind. From para- + science.

Pronunciation

parascience

/ˌparəˈsʌɪəns/